MG Motor confirms that production capacity will be increased five times to 300 ventilators per month in first phase over the next eight weeks
With the positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, ventilators, safety equipment and PPE gear are in severe short supply. Automakers in India have all come forth to tide over the country at this time of distress with plants shut to manufacture of automobiles and instead taking on production of these incubators and other safety gear.
MG Motor India has also entered into an agreement with Vadodara based AB Industries for the production of ventilators. The company seeks to increase capacity five times to around 300 ventilators per month in the first phase which will be completed in 8 weeks. The second phase will see production of around 1,000 units per month depending on demand and will be especially directed to government hospitals in the country where there is a dire shortage of this life saving equipment.
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AB Industries produces these medical devices under the MAX Ventilator brand. AB Industries was founded in 1955 and is actively involved in the manufacture of ventilators for the past 25 years. The company is among the leading 25 ventilator brands in the world, supplying this equipment to private hospitals. Below is a short video, explaining how ventilators help patients.
MG Motor has also offered 100 Hector SUVs to ensure hassle free travel facilities to workers in the frontline who are actively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. These SUVs will be at the service of doctors, medical staff, police and local government officials across the country till May 2020. The company has also stated that these vehicles will be sanitized at regular intervals as a part of the ‘MG Disinfect and Deliver’ process.
For this sanitisation process, the company has partnered with Singapore based Medklinn. They explore the viability of installing Cerafusion TM, Medklinn patented cabin and surface sterilization technology in the Hector and the ZS EV to disinfect them from possible viruses and to ensure the health and well being of the occupants.
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MG Motor is also among several other automakers in India who have joined the battle against this deadly virus. Maruti Suzuki also has an alliance with AgVa Healthcare for the manufacture of 300 ventilators each day while Mahindra, Hyundai and Honda Cars are also actively involved in helping the Government of India, putting in all efforts to help in this time of crisis.