- Title: Indian startup rolls out cheap ventilators for COVID-19 patients
- Date: 7th July 2020
- Summary: VALVE FUNCTIONING VARIOUS OF VAISH OPERATING VENTILATOR (SOUNDBITE) (HINDI) CO-FOUNDER OF AGVA HEALTHCARE VENTILATORS, DIWAKAR VAISH, SAYING: "This is a full-fledged ICU (Intensive care unit) ventilator that could be used in the ICU's. There are different modelsâ€¦the ventilator which we are making now is COVID -19 specificâ€¦it has been specially designed for the COVID-19 patients." VARIOUS OF VALVE FUNCTIONING OXYGEN CYLINDER ATTACHED TO VENTILATOR (SOUNDBITE) (HINDI) CO-FOUNDER OF AGVA HEALTHCARE VENTILATORS, DIWAKAR VAISH, SAYING: "The ventilator is 5-10 times cheaper as compared to other ventilators in the world. A normal ventilator costs around 10-15 lakh rupees (13,364 - 20,047 $), but ours is only for 1.5 lakh (2,004 $)." VARIOUS OF VENTILATORS ON DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 21st July 2020 13:22
- Keywords: India Noida Uttar Pradesh coronavirus disease engineers medical equipment ventilators
- Location: NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA003CLT8GUN
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- Story Text: An India startup has designed low-cost ventilators quintessentially for COVID-19 patients as the country is battling the pandemic and a shortage of critical medical supplies.
The government-funded AgVa Healthcare Company based in Noida city near New Delhi has made indigenous cost-effective ventilators for the patients at the Intensive Care Unit fighting the respiratory disease.
"A normal ventilator costs around 10-15 lakh rupees (13,364 - 20,047 $), but ours is only for 1.5 lakh (2,004 $)," said the co-founder of the AgVa Healthcare ventilators, Diwakar Vaish on Tuesday (July 07).
India, with a population of roughly 1.3 billion, likely has around 30,000-50,000 ventilators, according to an estimate by research group Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP).
Various groups across India, including its top carmakers, are also assessing ways to manufacture low-cost ventilators to battle the deadly virus that also already claimed the lives of over 20,000 people.
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