Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Railways Develops Low-Cost Ventilator ‘Jeevan’

Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator ‘Jeevan’ in a week’s time for COVID-19 patients at its Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory.

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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