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COVID-19: Hyundai joins hands with Air Liquide to ramp up production of ventilators

COVID-19 production of ventilators

Hyundai Motor India has joined hands with Air Liquide Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturer of ICU Ventilators, to scale up the production and supply of ventilators in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak. Amidst reports of rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, ICU Ventilators are falling short of requirements.

As per the agreement, both companies would aim to achieve a target of 1,000 ventilators in the phase 1 of production, and to scale up subsequently, Hindu report stated.

“Ventilators and other respiratory aids are critical devices in the fight against COVID-19 and to this end, Hyundai & Air Liquide Medical Systems are working together to ensure a steady supply of ventilators in India,” S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said in a statement.

“We are confident that this collaboration with Hyundai Motor India will bring about a positive shift in this battle. We are one of the very few global companies with a dedicated R&D to manufacture ventilators in India,” Anil Kumar, MD, Air Liquide Medical Systems, India, said.

The government had last month requested the country’s leading automakers to explore possibilities of manufacturing ventilators to help support the fight against COVID-19.

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