Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak – Camtech Manufacturing FZCO

Dear CAMTECH Customer,

Please find enclosed the measures put in place by CAMTECH Manufacturing FZCO, Dubai UAE. The objective is to ensure the safety of employees and external partners to protect customers and stakeholders and ensure continuity of business.

In particular:

  • CAMTECH has established a crisis team. It has been immediately activated to respond to all the requests related to the COVID-19 situation and act accordingly. Measures are always in line with the provisions of the official authorities and stakeholders. We work to protect our employees and subcontractors minimizing any risk that could affect their or others health.
  • We aim to minimize business impact, avoiding postponements and cancellations as much as we can by applying alternative work techniques. We are providing guidance on how to operate to fulfil commitment and authorities requirements related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • To be cautious, we are reducing the organization of physical meetings to a minimum, using online communication and collaboration tools (telephone discussion, skype calls, etc.). This will continue for the time being. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all our employees and external partners comply with the above measures, through timely and regular communications.
  • We confirm that, to date, no employee at Camtech Manufacturing is affected by the COVID-19 virus. As a precautionary measure, The employees who are affected by some illness, will working remotely. This decision is based on the latest updates and recent instructions from the central and local official authorities.
  • All employees residing or having transited in areas where quarantine measures are applied have been instructed to observe quarantine measures.
  • As a precautionary measure, our employees and external partners entering Camtech premises are scanned for high temperatures and reported. If fever is noticed, they are asked to seek medical attention immediately and are not allowed to enter the premises.
  • In order to take a precaution & avoid transmission of COVID-19 through PPE’s, CAMTECH Temporarily banned Providing PPE’s like Helmets, Safety Vests & Safety Goggles etc., to all visitors. CAMTECH Request visitors to bring the Necessary PPE like (safety vest, safety Helmet, Safety glass, hand gloves, face mask, ear plugs) as applicable to the purpose of the visit. Personnel, coming without their own PPE’s are not allowed to enter Camtech Facility.

For the protection of everyone’s health and safety, CAMTECH employees and any other external partners shall not enter CAMTECH offices or customers’ premises in case of:

  1. flu symptoms such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties;
  2. you have made recent trips to countries considered a high contamination risk
  3. you have come in direct contact with person(s) tested positive for COVID-19 and/or subject to influenza symptoms such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties.

For operational issues and detailed information on ongoing projects, please refer to our internal CAMTECH contact(s). We will keep you updated with further communications in case of new directions to be implemented from official authorities. CAMTECH is committed to providing the best service to its customers on a continual basis and will continue strive for this, while respecting the situation we are experiencing.

For any medical support or inquiry in UAE , please contact:

“Estijaba” service at the operation center – Department of Health at 8001717

Ministry of Health & Prevention at 80011111

Dubai Health Authority at 800342

Best Regards,
Dhananjay Choudhary
Managing Director
CAMTECH MANUFACTURING FZCO

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What is PIG Valve? How PIG Valves Work?

What is PIG Valve?

Pig valve is a kind of biological valve used while performing “Valve Replacement” surgeries. Valve Replacement surgery, which is an alternative to valve repair, is performed by replacing one or more heart valves with either by a biological or with an artificial valve. Biological heart valves are also known as bioprosthetic, which is performed by using animal tissues or organs, which are known as xenograft, most commonly from pigs. The xenografts needed for the procedure are actual tissues from the pig’s heart. Although other animals like cow valves can also be used while performing these surgeries, still pig valves are the most common among them.

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Pig valve transplant is performed, under extreme care and treatment. The whole process, right from the slaughterhouse, to the measurements of the organs, to the treatment of those organs and also the tissues, to the stitching and the testing of those organs, is done with a lot of care and safety to keep it germ-free. To get the pig valve ready for transplant, it takes an average of about four weeks for it to transform. The pig valves before being transplanted are trimmed first and then, after which they are fixed in buffered glutaraldehyde at high pressure. A polytetrafluoroethylene cloth is used to cover up the bottom of the valve, which helps to facilitate the healing and also helps in the ingrowth of the tissues around the implanted valve. Pig valves have less longevity as compared to mechanical valves. The average life span of pig valves is between ten to fifteen years and must be replaced every fifteen years. Hence, younger patients are given a mechanical valve. Mechanical valves have a life expectancy of about sixty years.

How do PIG Valves work?

Pig valve after transplant does the same work as what the earlier human valve used to perform. As we know, the heart has four valves, and all are one-way valves. The blood which enters the heart first passes through the tricuspid valve then it moves to the pulmonary valve. The blood, when returning from the lungs, passes through the mitral (bicuspid) valve and then exits through the aortic valve.

Pig valves due to its advantage of starting to heal the implanted region quickly after transplant and not needing any supplements or medicines after surgery to prevent blood clotting or any other bleeding side effects are more suitable for old or aged people.

Some major advantages and disadvantages of pig valves (also known as bioprosthetic) are –

Advantages:

  • To prevent blood clots, patients are not required to use blood thinners.
  • After surgery, they are not required to use Coumadin.
  • There are no sounds of clicking from these valves. Hence, the patient cannot hear them.
  • Pig valve transplant has been going on for a long time, and therefore everyone is familiar with it.

Disadvantages:

  • The life span of these valves is between ten to fifteen years.
  • It questions a matter of durability.
  • Due to a short life span, a younger patient, if implanted with a bioprosthetic valve, may need to undergo another transplant in the future.

These and many such valves are housed and worked with at Camtech Manufacturing FZCO, headed by Dhananjay Choudhary, which is located in Dubai.

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