Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator ‘Jeevan’ in a week’s time for COVID-19 patients at its Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory.
According to railway officials, “The prototype is awaiting clearance from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This ventilator will cost Rs 10,000-15,000 only. Once it gets clearance from ICMR, railways is ready for its mass production.”
Note: The country might need anywhere between 110,000-220,000 ventilators by 15th May in the worst-case scenario.
Railways has already transformed its coaches into isolation wards to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus India Update:
The total number of positive cases: 4,067
Total deaths: 109
No. of people who have been discharged after getting cured: 292