• 26 AUG 20
    Oxyvita: the solidary, efficient and low-cost respirator arrives in Latin America to face the coronavirus

    Oxyvita: the solidary, efficient and low-cost respirator arrives in Latin America to face the coronavirus

    Since last March the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a global pandemic, its progress has made clear the need to have adequate and sufficient medical supplies to combat it, especially in the most seriously ill patients.

    That is why OxyVita Emergency Ventilator has been developed, a low-cost invasive mechanical ventilation respirator, efficient for use in the ICU, safe, portable, scalable and easy to use, and whose design is open source. This development has been carried out by ennomotive, based on the design created by the engineer Frede Jensen (endorsed by a long experience in the development of medical devices and respirators).

    Together with ennomotive, this project has been possible thanks to the participation and collaboration of different entities: lyntia, financing the pre-series; Vithas and Fundación Vithas, approving the respirator and contributing to the project the knowledge of intensive care physicians; Mcfly Technologies, industrializing the respirator quickly; and Ayuda en Acción, for distribution in Latin America and Africa. It has also had the collaboration of other entities such as the Universidad Católica de Valencia, Medical Simulator, Capital Energy, Fundación ICAI, Rivergo Advisors and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.

    Ángel Ayuso, Scientific Director of Vithas and Managing Director of Fundación Vithas, highlights how the experience of this hospital network against the coronavirus has influenced its participation in OxyVita. “At Vithas hospitals, we have experienced the healthcare pressure generated by the COVID-19 pandemic on the front line, and that is why we do not hesitate for a minute to join this solidarity project that will help thousands of patients in Ecuador and other countries receive the critical care they need”. And he adds, “the Fundación Vithas thus fulfills two fundamental objectives: to promote innovation in health and to act as an instrument of Vithas’ Corporate Social Responsibility”.

    OxyVita already has the approval of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products for its use in clinical trials, allowing its use in the ICU in the fight against the pandemic wherever it is needed.

    One of the great advantages of OxyVita is its low cost, which is below € 1.000, compared to other conventional respirators that cost between € 9.000 and € 20.000 on average. In addition, its assembly and use are so simple that they do not require high specialization and the patent for its design is open. These three characteristics make it an ally in the fight against COVID-19 in those places that are in an emergency situation, field hospitals or to meet the needs of health systems in countries with weaker economies.

    The objective now is to deliver OxyVita to those places that are in an emergency situation due to the contagion of COVID-19 and that do not have similar medical supplies or sufficient financial resources to acquire it. With about 30% of the total confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, Latin America is, so far, the most affected region in the world with almost five million infections and 200,000 deaths.

    In this context, the destination of the first shipment of respirators will be Ecuador. Through the efforts made by Ayuda en Acción with the country’s health authorities and institutions, 50 respirators will be sent that the Ministry of Public Health will distribute among local and regional health centers in Quito and inland areas where there is a greater number of infections. In this way, OxyVita will undoubtedly save many lives, bringing hope to an area that is now severely affected by COVID-19.

    Vithas hospitals are safe hospitals

    Vithas’ 20 hospitals are safe hospitals for patients and professionals thanks to the implementation of strict safety protocols against covid-19. Among the measures implemented, the establishment of two different circuits stands out: one for people with symptoms compatible with covid-19, and the other for other patients.

    Additionally, we supply masks and hydroalcoholic gel to all people who come to the hospital for any reason. In addition, the Group is carrying out massive virus detection tests on all personnel, who are equipped with all the necessary self-protection measures.

    A security that has always been reinforced thanks to the fact that all Vithas hospitals implement the strict protocols of the Joint Commission International, world reference body that accredits patient safety and healthcare excellence.

    For more information: https://preparadosparacuidarte.com/


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Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

I really appreciate and thank all the staff at Vithas Xanit International Hospital.  They certainly helped to make my stay in hospital more relaxing, and less painful than usual, in spite of my illness. I feel that I have just come out of a charming small hotel rather than a large hospital.
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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.