Before you know about what these Indian companies are and why NASA has given them license to make the ventilators, You guys need to know what actually are ventilators.
What are ventilators
A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.
This is how a ventilator looks like,
Since the rise of Corona cases, It has always been reported in the news that there has been a shortage of ventilators to treat the COVID-19 patients.
With more than 2 lakh cases in India and more than 1 million cases in USA. Both the countries have come together in making more and more ventilators.
Three Indian companies have got licences from NASA to manufacture its indigenously developed ventilators for critical COVID-19 patients.
The three Indian companies are,
1. Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd,
2. Bharat Forge Ltd and
3. Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd
Apart from the Indian firms, 18 other companies, including 8 American and 3 Brazilian, have been selected to manufacture the critical breathing devices.
NASA has already developed a ventilator specifically for coronavirus patients at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JLP) in Southern California.
Engineers who designed this special ventilator called it VITAL.
VITAL: Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally
The VITAL equipment uses only one-seventh the parts of a traditional ventilator.
This high-pressure ventilator offers a simple, affordable option for treating critical patients while freeing up traditional ventilators for those with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.
The Department of State took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian companies and also to endorse the US-India relationship.
Congrats to the 3 Indian companies @NASA selected to make a ventilator specifically designed to treat COVID19 patients. Only 21 licenses were granted worldwide — a testament to the grantees & the importance of the US-India partnership to combat COVID19. https://t.co/EXnGMKGWFL https://t.co/cw1Ys8T5h2
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) June 2, 2020
Here’s wishing congrats and all the best to the selected Indian companies.
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