Of the Covid-19, 36,433 ventilators were provided in government hospitals: Government

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The health ministry said on Thursday that it had confirmed the supply of 3,36,433 ventilators to government hospitals in the country and that the average cost was now between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10 lakh as domestic industries started making these devices.

The health ministry said on Thursday that it had confirmed the supply of 3,36,433 ventilators to government hospitals in the country and that the average cost was now between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10 lakh as domestic industries started making these devices. The ministry said in a statement that before Covid-19, there were about 16,000 ventilators in all public health centers in the country.

It said that in less than 12 months, however, 36,433 ‘Make in India’ ventilators were supplied to all public health centers. The ministry said that now all export restrictions on ventilators have been lifted and ‘Make in India’ ventilators are being exported. This year has seen tremendous success in the medical supply sector in the country.

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“At the onset of the epidemic, India was almost entirely dependent on imported ventilators, PPE kits and N-99 masks,” the statement said. In reality there are no standard guidelines for these products. There was no need to deal with the epidemic. According to the ministry, the central government has recognized the challenges posed by the epidemic at an early stage and ensured adequate availability and supply of essential medical supplies across the country.

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He said that in the field of personal defense equipment (PPE), India has become the second largest producer in the world with domestic production capacity. It has a production capacity of more than 1 million PPEs per day and is also exported to many countries.

(This news is not edited by NDTV team. It is published directly from Syndicate feed))

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Of the Covid-19, 36,433 ventilators were provided in government hospitals: Government
Of the Covid-19, 36,433 ventilators were provided in government hospitals: Government

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