Gujarat Covid: Out of a total of 1135 ventilators, received 1066 were donated, 69 purchased

  • | Thursday | 24th September, 2020

Congress raised a number of issues about how many ventilators have been rented, how many have been donated and how many have been purchased in the last five months in the state amid the Corona epidemic that started in March. 

Congress raised a number of issues about how many ventilators have been rented, how many have been donated and how many have been purchased in the last five months in the state amid the Corona epidemic that started in March. 

Rajiv Satve, in-charge of Gujarat Congress, said in the assembly that many things have come up that there were no such ventilators anywhere in Gujarat. It would have been better if the government had fought Corona and China instead of fighting Congress. This government has taken the GDP to minus by working 16 to 18 hours. It is good that the government has not worked 24 hours.

86 ventilators were donated in April and 200 in May. According to the figures presented in the assembly, 69 ventilators were procured in March. Since then, not a single purchase has been made in April or May. Subsequently, a total of 1066 ventilators were donated to Gujarat out of which 866 were donated in April and 200 in May. So far not a single ventilator has been rented in Gujarat.

In the fight against the global epidemic caused by 1 lakh coronavirus, a Rajkot-based company has built an indigenous ventilator in just 10 days. The specialty of this ventilator named Dhamman-1 is that all its parts are indigenous and it costs only Rs. 1 lakh. While the price of other common ventilators in the market is Rs. 6.50 lakh and at present it has a dire shortage. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Rajkot-based Jyoti CNC`s Parakram Singh Jadeja today launched Dhaman-1 in Gandhinagar.

Successful test on a patient in civil, will also make Dhaman-2-3 After launch, Dhaman-1 was tested on a corona patient at Asarva Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad. The ventilator has been working well on the patient for more than five hours, Parakram Singh said. He added that Dhamman-1 is a pressure controlled equipment and is specially made for the patient of Covid-19. He has also passed the EMI test i.e. Electro Magnetic Interference Criteria test. Going forward they will also build blowers 2 and 3 which will be a much more advanced ventilator. This ventilator is designed to support the respiratory system in view of the current emergency.

All parts are indigenous, 26 companies contribute to Dhaman-1. All these companies were keen to give parts and so far no one has quoted the price and asked for payment. Explaining these details, Parakram Singh added that Indian companies including Surat, Jamnagar, Morbi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore have provided parts to make the ventilator and this is why the cost of making this ventilator is Rs. Less than 1 lakh has come.



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