Indian Railways has designed a cheap ventilator that can be useful in saving thousands of lives amidst the spread of Coronavirus infection in the country. This low cost ventilator ‘Jeevan’ has been manufactured by Kapurthala Railway coach factory and is awaiting approval from ICMR. According to medical equipment’s shortage reports, there is a huge shortage of life-saving ventilators in the India. At present, the official number of life supporting ventilators available in the India is only fifty thousand. However, if the corona positive infection continues to spread in country, then lakhs of ventilators may be required for corona patients in coming future.
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RCF has the Resources to Make 100 Ventilators Daily
Currently, the available ventilators cost between Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs. Ravinder Gupta, General Manager of the railway coach factory, said, “The price of a” life “ventilator would be around ten thousand rupees without a compressor. He further said when we get the approval of ICMR, then we can make 100 ventilators daily”. GM of RCF said that it has been prepared by the RCF team. He explained about the scientific process of the new cheap life supporting ventilator. It has a valve installed to operate the patient’s breathing. Ventilator size can be also changed according to the need. Jeevan operates without creating any sound. He said that we have completed the final tests and now we have a fully operational emergency ventilator which costs one third of the normal ventilator available in the market. He also said that even if we put some indicators it will still not cost more than 30 thousand rupees.
Piyush Goel Shared this News on Twitter
Piyush Goyal also shared this news on Twitter and said that Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has come out with a prototype of a ventilator, named Jeevan. He further said after its final testing, the ventilator will aid the country’s fight against COVID-19 at a fraction of the cost of a regular ventilator.
RCF is the Coach Production Unit that Manufactures LHB Coaches
RCF is the premier coach production unit that manufactures German-designed LHB coaches. The team, led by GM of RCF, has used in-house capacities to manufacture it. The body is made from coach components. The argon flow meter is taken from a laser welding machine and the compressor is from an air cooler.
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) is manufacturing Hospital Beds
Indian Railways is in a constant effort to fight Corona. For this, all the manufacturing units of railways are producing essential medical equipments in order to strengthen the fight against the coronavirus. Now, the railway has decided to make a hospital bed in view of the growing case of corona in the coming days. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, the World’s largest locomotive manufacturer has produced in-house Hospital beds & side drawers in case of any future requirement for isolation/quarantine wards in view of coronavirus patient treatment. Railways has also ramp up for in-house production of masks and sanitizers. Till 1st April 2020, Indian Railways produced total 287704 masks and 25806 liters of sanitizers. Indian Railways also modified 20000 coaches into isolation wards which can accommodate upto 3.2 lac beds. Initially, 5000 coaches being prepared to accommodate upto 80000 beds. Coaches being modified in different zones
Corona cases are increasing very rapidly day by day
The havoc of Coronavirus is increasing continuously in India as well as in the whole world. So far 109 people have died due to Corona virus (COVID-19) in India and the number of infected has reached 4,067. During the last 24 hours, there have been 693 new cases across the country. The good news among these reports is that a total of 292 people have been cured. These figures have been released by the Ministry of Health. Let us know that in view of increasing cases of Corona virus, the lockdown of 21 days is going on in the country, which will last till April 14. Governments of all states are strictly following the lockdown rules.