Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited has agreed to produce ventilators, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to support India’s fight against the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.
Amidst the spread of Coronavirus, many automakers are coming up to manufacture required PPEs.
Maruti Suzuki to manufacture 10,000 ventilators per month.
Maruti Suzuki announced the manufacturing of ventilators, masks, and other PPEs after the government has urged local auto manufactures, due to coronavirus pandemic to support India’s government against this fight. A large number of patients and not enough PPEs have resulted in chaos. AgVa Healthcare, an already established manufacturer of ventilators will be working with MSIL. They have planned to manufacture 10,000 number of ventilators per month.
Technical, performance and related issues will be solved by AgVa whereas MSIL would work with their suppliers to produce the required number of components. They will have their experience of updating the production system as required and to have quality output. Apart from these, any other assistance will be provided by MSIL. All the financing, permissions and approvals needed to produce volumes will be granted by MSIL to a required extent.
These services will be provided to AgVa Healthcare at free of cost.
3-ply masks would be manufactures by Krishna Maruti Ltd., a joint venture of MSILN with Mr. Ashok Kapur, to Haryana and central Governments. After all of the approvals have been received, production will start.
2 million masks, cost-free, will be provided by Mr. Ashok Kapur as his contribution.
Another joint venture of MSIL, Bharat Seats Ltd. with the family of Relan, would manufacture protective clothing after all the approvals are set in place.
Heath and safety of the workers are to be taken at maximum care by all manufacturing units according to practices recommended by Government.
All the facilities will be in full quarantine allowing nobody from outside.
Previously, Mahindra and Mahindra have also come up with a plan to manufacture ventilators at a reduced cost of Rs. 7,500 which would have normally cost Rs. 10 lac.
Tata Motors is also planning to come up with the manufacturing of ventilators.