Chandigarh, Apr 3: Out to counter any COVID-19 contingency, Punjab Industries department is aggressively pursuing various state industrial units in manufacturing of low-cost ventilators, with four such units already identified and their samples put on fast-track testing.
Stating this here on Friday, Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said M/S Global S P S, Mohali, M/S Sajjan Precision, Ludhiana, M/S Andel India, Mohali and M/S Ceesons Healthcare, Jalandhar are already working on mission mode to develop a low-cost ventilator with the help of the State Government through the department of industries and commerce.
These vendors are hopeful of launching their product soon after the requisite approval of their prototypes after due approval from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), he added. Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala, of Indian Railways is also in the process of developing and launching indigenous ventilators besides many MSMEs have shown interest and are in constant dialogue with the department for the purpose, he said.
The department is helping these units in getting desired approvals and by way of facilitation in technical knowhow, engineering support, medical experts support, metallurgical support and other desired inputs with the help of hospitals and other technical institutes of repute.(UNI)