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FLOW-METER IN TIMES OF COVID

Covid-19 has marked and continues to mark the life of the entire planet, but throughout the great and tragic Italian emergency, which has hit particularly strongly the Lombardy region, the Paratico brothers, who have always been shy and not very fond of fame, did not hesitate for a moment to make their skills and their company available to exponentially increase the production of flowmeters for CPAP by supporting the expansion of intensive care units and equipment in hospitals in the field. Indeed, Flow-Meter has been a constant and essential presence throughout the most crucial months.

 

During a round table discussion - attended by doctors from the Policlinico San Pietro di Ponte San Pietro (BG) Paolo Serboli (Head of the First Aid unit), Emiliano Petrò (Head of the sub-acute operating unit and Alzheimer's evaluation unit) and Silvana Mazzucchelli (Anesthesiologist and Resuscitator of the Intensive Care Unit) and the LCR Honda Team, of which Flow-Meter is a sponsor - Roberto and Venanzio have gone over the tragic events of the lockdown by listening to the dramatic stories of the front-line doctors. It has been a long discussion on what and how this pandemic has changed the lives of people and their occupations, as well as the economy and sport at all levels.  (Lucio Cecchinello and Roberto in the photo on the left).

“In those times, everyone's goal was to save lives - says Paratico - not business. That is about ideas, not people's lives. Our company contributed as much as it could: over the past years, we produced about 300 CPAP devices per year, while in the past months we have produced about 2,000 units in a very short time (8 times the normal annual volume of this type of device). As well as the production of flowmeters for oxygen therapy or non-invasive ventilation (NIV), which increased from the usual 1,500 units per week to 4,500 units per week for the entire period of the Covid emergency”.

On this page you can consult the press review which has concerned Flow-Meter during the terrible months of the lockdown.

 


WORKING 18 HOURS A DAY TO PRODUCE FLOW-METERS

20.03.2020

“You have to work this way, and do your bit, as you can”: the Corriere della Sera interviews Roberto Paratico to underline the importance and work of the Flow-Meter during these terrible months of Coronavirus.

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AFTER COVID: REVIEW HEALTH PROCUREMENT

24.03.2020

In the Sanita24 section of IlSole24Ore, the extraordinary history of Flow-Meters that thanks to its production capacity and relationships with its suppliers has increased the production of oxygen plants.

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BERGHEM #MOLAMIA. A STORY FROM BERGAMO

25.03.2020

Behind Flow-Meter, there is a human story that must be told: Mi Manda RaiTre in Levate tells of the desperate demand for flow meters produced in record time by the Paratico brothers' team.

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NECESSARY TO GUARANTEE WORKPLACE SAFETY

Marzo 2020

Working safely in the Covid pandemic: tg3 interviews Roberto Paratico about swabs and quarantine for employees suspected to have Covid.

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WORKING 7 DAYS A WEEK TO PROVIDE FLOW METERS TO HOSPITALS

29.04.2020

Sixty employees working seven days a week, non-stop. Roberto Paratico asks for swabs for employees at home with suspected Coronavirus infection.

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ON THE FRONT LINE TO PROVIDE FLOW-METER DEVICES

04.05.2020

A family business that in fifty years has never forgotten integrity and the ability to help health care providers in a very short time-scales. Roberto Paratico a "L'Italia che va".

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HAT DONATION
THAT SAVED LIVES

08.06.2020

The letter from the anaesthesiologist at a hospital in the province of Bergamo telling us of his tragic experience and his incredible meeting with Roberto Paratico at the height of the emergency. 

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AN ENTREPRENEUR IMMEDIATELY OFFERED TO HELP

08.03.2020

The Director of Pneumology at Pope John XXIII Hospital, speaks: “An entrepreneur immediately set to work to ensure us new devices for Cpap”.

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THE HISTORY OF THE BERGAMO FIELD HOSPITAL 

18.03.2020

The story of a stage in the history of the Bergamo field hospital, locked and then unlocked and opened: Flow-Meter was ready to supply oxygen flowmeters for 400 patients.

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“I CALLED THAT CONTRACTOR AND HE HELPED US OUT RIGHT AWAY."

20.03.2020

The person in charge of pneumology at the Pope John XXIII hospital, the pneumology manager of the hospital, Roberto Paratico, traces the call back to Roberto Paratico: "He says he's just doing what his parents taught him. People like this".

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THE LETTER OF THANKS FOR THE CONCRETE HELP AND COOPERATION

12.03.2020

Pope John XXIII hospital, the words for the Paratico brothers and Flow-Meter's work: “The closeness you are showing us further encourages us to overcome this difficult moment together”.

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SERIATE HOSPITAL: DONATED 38 FLOWMETERS AND THE MOBILE TAC

10.03.2020

Thanks to The Academy of Sports for Solidarity in Bergamo and some entrepreneurs, Mobile Tac and high flow meters arrive, crucial for the oxygenation of patients.

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FLOW METERS, ONE YEAR'S PRODUCTION IN TEN DAYS

20.03.2020

”Flow-Meter at the disposal of the country. With all non-emergency productions on standby, at the cost of having problems in the future with some customers.Now priority is given to those in need”.

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THE HELP OF THE SPORT AND BUSINESS ACADEMY

24.03.2020

A call was enough to trigger the solidarity of many entrepreneurs from Bergamo, who have contributed to the construction of the Bergamo field hospital.

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SERIATE HOSPITAL, SOLIDARITY OF THE ENTREPRENEURS

30.03.2020

The Academy of Sports for Solidarity in Bergamo on the front line.Flow-Meter, Sapio and Air-Liquide have ensured the strengthening of the oxygen supply system.

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FLOW-METER, PRIORITY IS TO BE GIVEN TO THOSE IN NEED

Marzo Aprile 2020

The entrepreneur tells the story of his company and thanks his employees who did not hesitate to make themselves available to work, even twelve hours a day in full Covid-19 emergency.

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THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE ENSURED THE SUPPLY OF MATERIALS

09.04.2020

Guaranteed to Flow-Meter the supply of essential hoses for the medical sector. “I have to thank our partners who have never backed out of this delicate phase for our province and region”.

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GUARANTEED MINIMIZED
DOWNTIME

09.06.2020

 Flow-Meter downtime reduced to a minimum. Entrepreneur Roberto Paratico thanks the partners who have stood by the company in the most dramatic months of the Covid emergency.

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“THE PARTNER'S HELP IN TACKLING THE EMERGENCY IS CRUCIAL”

23.04.2020

Flow-Meter only managed to increase the production of devices for hospitals thanks to the constant support of its partners, who guarantee continuity of delivery of the materials.

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PARATICO: “WE HELP HOSPITALS IN AN EMERGENCY" 

19.03.2020

Interview with Roberto Paratico who talks about how Flow-Meter tries to make itself available to hospitals and thanks the valuable contribution of its collaborators willing to work in 12-hour shifts.

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FLOW-METER
A TALE WORTH TELLING

20.03.2020

 Roberto Paratico tells the story of the company founded by his father, who in full Covid-19 crisis, did not hesitate to make himself available to the Bergamo hospitals by working 18 hours a day.

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