AGENCIES, New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki on Saturday announced that it will work with AgVa Healthcare, a manufacturer of various models of ventilators in their bid to ramp up production of this critical medical equipment that is used in the fight against coronavirus affected patients.
The idea was initiated by the government as its wants the specialised industry to get additional support from tech-savvy partners like carmakers.
On Thursday, government officials met Maruti Suzuki chairman RC Bhargava and discussed ways on how the country’s largest car maker could help in its resources.
Wasting no time, Maruti Suzuki’s arrangement with AgVa Healthcare is something like this: AgVa Healthcare would be responsible for providing the technology, performance and related matters for all the machines. Maruti would use its vendor base to produce the required volume of components and use its experience and knowledge to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the produce.
The target volume has been set as 10,000 units per month.
“Any other assistance required would also be provided. MSIL would also help, to the required extent to arrange financing, and obtain all permissions and approvals required to enable the higher production. MSIL would provide these services free of cost to AgVa Healthcare,” Maruti Suzuki said.