48-hours after Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Group Chairman said his conglomerate will work on manufacturing ventilators, the company’s Igatpuri and Mumbai plants have come up with the first ventilator prototype.
Sharing a video of the team, Anand Mahindra said, the team dedicatedly worked for 48 hours and produced the device.
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 team said the current ventilator has been made after extensive research on the internet, and they will be working on three more prototypes based on expert directions.
The ventilators to be used for the treatment of coronavirus positive patients are lighter and compact compared to traditional ventilators and most importantly cost less.
Anand Mahindra stated that these lifesaver devices which otherwise cost between ₹5-10 lakhs will cost below just ₹7,500 once made.
The Managing Director of the M&M group also revealed that they are working along with an existing ventilator manufacturer and two public sector undertakings to simplify the designs.
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