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PM Cares Fund allocates Rs 2,000 cr for 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators

Around 30,000 ventilators are being made by BEL, rest by AgVa Healthcare; another Rs 1,000 cr set aside for welfare of migrant labourers

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“By the end of June 2020, additional 14,000 ventilators will be delivered to all states and union territories,” the press statement added.

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
Prime Minister Cares Fund, launched to meet the Covid related expenditure, has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for the supply of 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators to government run covid hospitals and another Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare of migrant labourers, a press statement said.

Around 30,000 of the ventilators are being manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited and the remaining by AgVa Healthcare.

So far, 2,923 ventilators have been made, out of which 1,340 have been delivered to the states. Delhi and Maharashtra, with the most number of Covid patients, have received 275 ventilators each, the highest among all states. Gujarat has received 175

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 4:09 PM IST

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