The coronavirus pandemic has paralyzed the economy of many countries, and India is also facing similar problems. At this time, the most needed is something that is a ventilator. Mahindra teams located at the Igatpuri and Mumbai plant of domestic automobile company Mahindra and Mahindra have developed a prototype of the ventilator to fight the deadly coronavirus. The group's chairman Anand Mahindra wrote a message on social media Twitter to make a ventilator on Twitter. A prototype of the ventilator was prepared by the group chairman within just 48 hours of putting the message on Twitter. Teams say it has been possible because of a lot of research on the Internet about how ventilator works. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has shared a video on Twitter about what teams have been able to achieve so far.
Based on expert and more research feedback, teams will now work on 3 more prototypes. These new ventilator prototypes will help patients infected with coronavirus. Prototypes are lighter and more compact, and the teams aim to complete the work within 2 to 3 days. Importantly, Anand Mahindra also said that these life-saving types of equipment, which cost between Rs 5-10 lakh, will be found to be less than Rs 7,500 once they are made. Mahindra and Mahindra Managing Director, Dr. Pawan's Goenka, has also disclosed that the group is working closely with two large PSUs and existing ventilator manufacturers to help them simplify design and increase capacity and Mahindra's engineering team is also engaged in this work with them.
Dr. Goenka also shared on Twitter that the company is also working on an automatic version of a bag valve mask ventilator, which is commonly known as Ambu bag. The company is hoping that a prototype will be ready for necessary clearances in the next 3 days.
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