On the day of Janata Curfew Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group had said that his company is figuring out how to make ventilators at its facilities.
Mumbai| The coronavirus crisis has hit many countries across the globe and India isn’t left unaffected by the same. India has seen around 600 cases of coronavirus until now. According to experts, the need of the hour is more ventilators so that if there is an exponential rise in cases, it could be handled well. Mahindra group has taken the responsibility to contribute during this crisis.
Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra had said that his company is figuring out how to make ventilators at its facilities. Responding to his call, technical teams of Mahindra’s Igatpuri and Mumbai plants came together and made a ventilator prototype within 48 hours.
The teams said that it was possible because of a lot of research on the internet and discovering how ventilators function. A video of what’s been achieved by the teams by now has been shared by the chairman of the group, Anand Mahindra.
So, so proud of our Kandivali & Igatpuri teams who confined themselves to the factories & without sleep produced this in 48hrs. With humility, we will seek guidance from specialists on the usefulness of the device. Whatever the outcome, they have shown India fights back… pic.twitter.com/LrVXm4Acku
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 26, 2020
The teams are now determined to work on three more prototypes based on feedback from experts and more research. These new prototypes are supposed to help patients infected with the coronavirus. The prototypes are lighter in weight and more compact than the regular ones. The teams are looking to finish the task in 2-3 days. Anand Mahindra also states that these ventilator devices which usually cost between ₹ 5-10 lakhs and are necessary to save lives, will now cost below Rs. 7500 once made.
Dr. Pawan K Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra has also informed that the group is working with two public sector undertakings and one ventilator manufacturer. The group will take help from these companies to simplify the design and scale up the capacity. He also informed that Mahindra’s team is already working with them.
Ventilator 2: 2 pronged approach. At one end, we along with two large PSUs are working with An existing manufacturer of high spec ventilators to help them to simplify design and scale up capacity. Our engineering team is right now with them working on it. @PMOIndia @MahindraRise
— Pawan K Goenka (@GoenkaPk) March 26, 2020