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Lamont visits ventilator manufacturer in Guilford

Governors have requested ventilators, fearing shortages

GUILFORD, Conn. — On Sunday, Governor Ned Lamont visited Bio-Med Devices, Inc. in Guilford. which is producing ventilators being used in hospitals throughout the world and has executed a purchase order with the State of Connecticut. 

Lamont toured the facility and spoke with the company’s executives and see the production in progress. 

Governors have requested ventilators, fearing shortages of the lifesaving devices in hospital systems dealing with an influx of coronavirus patients. 

Ventilators deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the lungs of a patient who may not be able to do that for themselves.