Ventilator continues to be in constant discussion due to the growing outbreak of coronavirus. You must have heard about it, but do you know what a ventilator is? How and why is it important for people infected with coronavirus? Ventilators are also called life support systems. Ventilators are needed only for 5 percent of patients who are in serious condition and have severe breathing problems. Most patients with coronavirus have mild symptoms, which are quickly cured by drugs and treatment.

What is a ventilator?

In a straightforward language, it is a machine that saves the lives of patients who are suffering from breathing or are unable to breathe. If the lungs are not able to work due to the disease, ventilators handle the breathing process. In the meantime, doctors make the lungs work again with the help of treatment.

Why is a ventilator necessary for corona patients?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80 percent of patients infected with COVID-19 are cured without going to the hospital, but one in six patients get serious and find it difficult to breathe. In such patients, the virus damages the lungs. The lungs are flooded, making breathing very difficult. The amount of oxygen in the body starts decreasing. Therefore, ventilators are required. Through this, the patient's body reaches a reasonable amount of oxygen.

What is the shortage of ventilators in the country?

According to the existing requirements of the country, ventilators are adequate, but the government wants preparations for difficult times. In fact, there is a need for the production of ventilators, even in a resourceful country like America. The US has gone to the forefront in terms of the number of corona infected. All the countries affected by The corona are engaged in the production of ventilators. Because the number of patients is increasing rapidly and ventilators are low, a large number of people can be killed.

Price of ventilator?

One of the reasons for the reduction in the number of ventilators is its price. Ventilator is very expensive. 5 to 10 lakh rupees have to be spent on a ventilator. However, Mahindra & Mahindra has recently claimed that the company will manufacture a ventilator at a mere Rs 7500.

Why Car Companies Are Also Making Ventilators?

General Motors, the world's largest car company, has started making ventilators. In India, companies like Mahindra, Maruti, Reliance are producing a ventilator. So far, the number of corona infected in the country has gone up to a thousand, but if the virus spreads to the society, large-scale ventilators may be needed. Now, India is in the second stage, that is, confined to the people who have returned from abroad and those who have come in contact with them. But India is gearing up for Stage 3, stage 3 means that when the virus starts spreading in the society. After which it will take a more horrible form.

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