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Trivitron Healthcare to roll out locally-built ventilator in May

21 - April - 2020

Trivitron Healthcare has said it will be soon rolling out a mechanical ventilator that is built using up to 90 percent of locally made components. Around 300-400 engineers and other technical staff are working 24x7 at Trivitron's factories in Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ), Vizag and Chennai, as it plans to roll out first batch of ventilators by May first week. The company said it is working with auto companies and tapping the expertise in local eco-system to build components for its ventilators. "We are building a mechanical ventilator from scratch, a good mechanical ventilator has 250 parts. Except maybe 10 that we import. the rest 200 plus components has to be produced or sourced locally," GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director, told Moneycontrol.

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