Maruti Suzuki on Saturday has announced that it is collaborating with the Indian manufacturer AgVA Healthcare to create ventilators, face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
The automaker has stated that it intends to rapidly increase the production of ventilators, up to 10,000 units monthly, which would be helpful for the health sector to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus.
As Maruti Suzuki states, the AgVa Healthcare would be responsible for the technology, performance and related concerns for all the ventilators produced and sold by them, while MSIL would utilize its suppliers to produce the necessary volume of components and use its experience and ability to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the higher amounts.
Furthermore, Maruti Suzuki would help arranging finance and obtain all permissions and approvals needed to allow the higher production, free of cost to AgVa Healthcare, said the automaker.
The automaker had stated that Krishna Maruti Limited, a joint venture of MSIL with Ashok Kapur, would be producing over 2 million 3-ply masks for supply to the Haryana and Central governments. Production of these masks is anticipated to commence soon as all authorizations have been received.
Bharat Seats Limited, a joint venture of MSIL with the Relan family, will produce protective clothing, and informed Maruti Suzuki.
Other automakers in the nation consisting Mahindra, TVS too have joined the fight against coronavirus by making necessary medical equipment.
About 1,071 people in India have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 29 people in the country.