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India facing shortage of material to manufacture ventilator

Ventilator Export

New Delhi| The ban on commercial airlines to land in India has created a shortage of raw materials required for the manufacturing of ventilators. This has disrupted in the supply of ventilators to the hospitals, which are most critical to fight against COVID-19.

While on Thursday, India banned the supply of ventilators, masks to other countries, this was a step that came too late, while most of the manufactured material has already been exported and the government missed the WHO recommendations to stock up masks and other materials, but the companies are not getting raw materials needed to manufacture ventilators locally.

In a tweet made by the owner of a ventilator manufacturing company, Prof Divakar Vaish has tried to grab the attention of government officials to make arrangement for the raw materials needed to manufacture ventilators. As per the tweet, he mentions that due to non availability of international freight services, his company is short of raw materials required for ventilator and this could lead to production halt.

It must be noted that ventilators have been termed as gold mines to fight against the menace of corona pandemic and India is already short of it. In a population of 1.4 billion people, we have just 40 thousand ventilators and if production can’t be done at full pace, the country can face scarcity of equipments to fight against the pandemic

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