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Low-cost ventilator maker AgVa asked to upgrade product

Diwakar Vaish of Noida-based AgVa Healthcare told ET that state-run hospitals JJ and St George in Mumbai, which had returned its ventilators after experts flagged issues with them, have sought an upgraded version.

By Divya Rajagopal, ET Bureau |Updated: June 30, 2020, 08.06AM IST
MUMBAI: Low-cost ventilator manufacturer AgVa Healthcare, whose machines were flagged by some experts as not being as efficient as high-end ventilators, has said two state-run hospitals have sought an upgraded version of its machines. Diwakar Vaish of Noida-based AgVa Healthcare told ET that state-run hospitals JJ and St George in Mumbai, which had returned its ventilators after experts flagged
Limited. The remaining 20,000 are being manufactured by AgVa Healthcare (10,000), AMTZ Basic (5,650), AMTZ High End (4,000) and Allied Medical (350). Till a week ago, 2,923 ventilators had been manufactured, of which 1,340 have already been delivered to the states/UTs. The states that have received the ventilators include Delhi (275), Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90) and Rajasthan (75).

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