Hyundai Motor India on Saturday has declared that it has teamed up with French company Air Liquide Medical Systems for production of hospital ventilators in India, to help the nation reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The automaker stated that in the first phase, it intends to produce 1000 ventilators. Furthermore, it aims to gradually increase the production volume. These hospital ventilators will be provided to hospitals in Tamil Nadu and other states of the nation.
“Ventilators and other respiratory aids are important devices in the fight against COVID-19 and to this end, Hyundai and Air Liquide Medical Systems are working together to ensure a steady supply of ventilators in India,” said SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, on partnership with Air Liquide.
Previously this month, French automaker PSA also announced that it has teamed up with Air Liquide, Schneider Electric and Valeo to produce 10,000 respirators in 50 days for the medical sector in France, to combat the pandemic.
About 17,265 people in India have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 543 people in the country.