Mahindra Group to start producing ventilators
The Indian manufacturing industry joins the fight against COVID-19
As the outbreak of corona virus gets serious in India, it has affected manufacturing. Honda Cars India and Maruti Suzuki India have temporarily shut their manufacturing plants. At the wake of these incidents, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group has announced that the group will immediately begin work on manufacturing facilities to produce ventilators.
—To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators.
—At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities. (3/5)— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 22, 2020
With the pace that the numbers of COVID-19 are increasing, it is expected that there would be immense pressure on the healthcare systems and India may run short of ventilators.
Additionally, a Bengaluru based doctor, Sonal Asthana, MD suggests that 3D printed splitters for ventilators can be looked at as a possible solution to meet high demands of the equipment.
Ventilator capacity will fall short in a covid surge . 3 d printed splitter may allow one ventilator to be used for two patients- effectively 2x capacity. We can 3d print this + test at Blore.https://t.co/UcwebsRCUl@AbhishkKishore @rashmi @NITIAayog @amitabhk87 @kiranshaw— Sonal Asthana, MD (@sonalasthana) March 21, 2020
In, the Indian medical equipment manufacturing industry is gearing up for the surging demand, while other industries join in.