It’s no longer news that there’s an acute shortage of ventilators the world over. With Covid-19 filling up hospital beds everywhere, India is rushing to avoid an imminent shortage of the life support machine. The country would need 110,000 to 220,000 ventilators by 15 May, according to projections projections Brookings COVID-19 | Is India’s health infrastructure equipped to handle an epidemic? Read more . It has 40,000.
However, large Indian manufacturers that sell ventilators—like Chennai-based Trivitron Healthcare—are struggling to import essential parts to build more.