Centre decides to permit export of indigenous ventilators as COVID-19 fatality price falls to 2.15 computer


New Delhi, August 1

The high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 has agreed to the Health Ministry’s proposal to permit the export of indigenously made ventilators.

The determination was taken as India continues to take care of a progressively declining low price of fatality amongst COVID-19 sufferers, which at the moment stands at 2.15 per cent, “which means fewer numbers of active cases are on ventilators”, the Union Health Ministry stated in a press release.

As on July 31, solely 0.22 per cent of the lively instances have been on ventilators throughout the nation, it said.

The Health Ministry stated the GoM’s determination has been communicated to the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for additional motion wanted to facilitate the export of indigenously manufactured ventilators.

“Now with the export of ventilators having been allowed, it is hoped that domestic ventilators would be in a position to find new markets in foreign countries,” it stated, including that there had been substantial development within the home manufacturing capability of ventilators.

Compared to January, there are greater than 20 home producers of ventilators.

A prohibition/restriction on the export of ventilators was imposed in March to make sure home availability of the machines to successfully combat COVID-19. All varieties of ventilators have been prohibited for export vide DGFT notification with impact from March 24. PTI



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