‘Made in India ventilators’ become a reality

New Delhi: As an initiative of Make in India, the central government has started distributing indigenous ventilators to hospitals across India to fight against Covid-19. About 3,000 ventilators have been distributed to states in the first slot.

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For some Coronavirus patients, ventilators are life-saving medical equipments as they tend to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS). The Union Health Ministry on May 1, in a press statement, has indicated a demand of 75,000 ventilators till June. A senior government official confirmed that the domestic production of ventilators in the coming days is going to speed up.

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On 13 May, the central government in its press statement said that 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators will be purchased from PM CARES Fund at  a cost of approximately Rs 2000 crores for the better treatment of critical Covid-19 cases.

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