A tiny made in India ventilator is helping hospitals fight Covid-19

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Toaster-sized ventilator
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Toaster-sized ventilator

The fight against Covid-19 has seen many coming up with unique ways of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and one such innovation is a toaster-sized ventilator.

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In demand
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In demand

Ventilators fill a critical gap in the treatment of those who are at an advanced stage of the Covid-19 disease as it helps in artificial breathing. The device has been in great demand across hospitals as they treat burgeoning numbers of Covid-19 cases.

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Portable
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Portable

The portable AgVa ventilators will help lessen the burden on healthcare facilities as the ventilator can easily be shifted to the homes of less-critical patients.

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Scaling up production
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Scaling up production

Car manufacturers Maruti and Mahindra & Mahindra have come forward to manufacture the medical equipment. Maruti has tied up with AgVa to ramp up production of ventilators.

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Exports banned
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Exports banned

The government has banned exports of medical devices like ventilators and other protetective gear from the country to meet the domestic demand.

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