New Delhi: One of India’s leading automobile companies, Maruti Suzuki on Friday announced that it will commence the deliveries of nearly 10,000 ventilators to use its capabilities in fighting the nationwide battle against coronavirus. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: Health Minister Sriramulu Attends Procession, Social Distancing Norms Flouted | Watch
The company had decided to utilise its resources for manufacturing large scale quality ventilators to enable AgVa Healthcare, set up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to tide over any shortages in treating Covid-19 patients. Also Read - Fielding Coach R Sridhar Reveals Training Module For Virat Kohli-Led Team India, Says Sharpest Minds Will Take Six Weeks to Get Ready For Test Cricket
So far, the cumulative production has crossed 1000 units and deliveries to HLL Lifecare, against their order of 10,000 ventilators and it will be dispatched tomorrow, said RC Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India. The full delivery will be completed by the end of May. Also Read - Coronavirus in Kerala: Unable to Attend Online Lectures, Class 9 Student Commits Suicide
Apart from Maruti, Mahindra has also been looking into the possibilities of manufacturing ventilators, as requested by the Health Ministry.
At present, engineers of Mahindra Group are working on manufacturing prototypes of ventilators. Besides, the Ministry had also requested Bharat Electronics Ltd to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in the next two months in collaboration with local manufacturers.
Notably, in the US, companies such as Ford Motor and GM have already been roped into manufacturing the life saving medical equipment.