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M M to make ventilators for just Rs 7,500

Mahindra Mahindra on Thursday said it expects to come up with a sophisticated ventilator at just Rs 7,500, which otherwise costs up to Rs 10 lakh, as it seeks to assist in combating coronavirus pandemic. The company said it hopes to have a prototype of an automated version of bag valve mask ventilator, commonly known as Ambu bag, in three days for approval. ... we are simultaneously working with an indigenous maker of ICU ventilators. These are sophisticated machines costing between (Rs)5 to 10 lakhs. This device is an interim lifesaver the team estimates it will cost below Rs 7,500, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said in a tweet. Earlier, M M Managing Director Pawan Goenka said the company is also working with two large PSUs along with an existing manufacturer of high spec ventilators to help them simplify design and scale up capacity. Sharing the company s two-pronged approach in its efforts to prevent shortage of ventilators, Goenka said, At one end, we ...

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