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COVID-19: Nigerian US-based invents equipment capable of detecting infected lungs

By Adeola Badru

A Nigerian US-based medical expert, Dr Samson Arigbamu has invented a stethoscope equipped with components capable of immediately identifying adventitious lung such as COVID-19 infected lungs that would immediately announce its findings.Arigbamu disclosed on Monday, in a mail to Vanguard in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, adding that the stethoscope is in production at prototype and optimisation stage, which the final product would commence by December.

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He noted that the process could be expedited with resources from individuals, organisations or even the Nigerian government.

Dr Arigbamu has been living in the USA for about 22 years and currently the Director of Nursing at Future Care Lochearn, a 200-bed capacity health rehabilitation centre in Baltimore Maryland.

He has been on the employment of the company for 10 years, prior to that, he was a director of nursing at Manor Care Woodbridge in Baltimore Maryland for over 3 years. Also currently own and operate a private clinic called Upsurge Health Associate in Freeland, Maryland.

Dr Arigbamu maintained that the eventual production of the stethoscope would be a great achievement of pride to Nigeria government for a simple fact that a citizen of the country invented such critical medical equipment worthy of a USA patent, hence, soliciting support from Nigeria government.

Arigbamu explained that having worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years, he had seen healthcare providers including nurses, mid-level providers and physicians struggle with identifying lung and heart sounds.

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