Maruti Suzuki India to Make Ventilators, Masks to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak
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Mumbai, March 31: Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has entered into an arrangement with AgVa Healthcare to scale up the production of ventilators. According to the company, through this arrangement it intends to reach a volume of 10,000 units per month. "AgVa Healthcare would be responsible for the technology, performance and related matters for all the ventilators produced and sold by them", the company said in a statement. 'Corana Kavach', Location-Based COVID-19 Tracking App, Unveiled by IT Ministry to Alert User if He/She Exposed to nCoV.

"MSIL would use its suppliers to produce the required volume of components and use its experience and knowledge to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the higher volumes. MSIL would also help to arrange financing and obtain all permissions and approvals required to enable the higher production. Centre Launches PM-CARES to Combat Coronavirus Menace, PM Narendra Modi Urges People to Contribute Generously.

MSIL would provide these services free of cost to AgVa Healthcare. In another development, Krishna Maruti Limited, a joint venture of MSIL with Ashok Kapur, would be manufacturing 3-ply masks for supply to the Haryana and Central governments. "The production is expected to start as soon as all approvals are received. Mr Ashok Kapur will provide 2 million masks free of cost as his own contribution," the statement said.

Besides, Bharat Seats Limited, a joint venture of MSIL with the Relan family, would be manufacturing protective clothing "as soon as all approvals are in place". "All manufacturing units would take maximum care to protect the safety and health of the workers in accordance with the government recommended practices," the statement said.