Ventilators are sometimes called respirators, a term commonly used for them in the 1950s. However, in contemporary hospital and medical terminology, a respirator is a protective face mask. A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently
Narendra Modi government has asked medical device manufacturers to assess the availability of ventilators in India and boost their production due to novel coronavirus wreaks. Covid-19 is affect the respiratory system of the patients who are required to be put on ventilator, which is a medical device used to assist with breathing. So demand of Ventilators are very high in India. Ventilators manufactured in India costs Rs 5-7 lakh, while a foreign machine with same features will cost between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 18 lakh.
Mahindra & Mahindra onsaid hopes to have a prototype of an automated version of bag valve mask ventilator, commonly known as Ambu bag which is used for combating the coronavirus pandemic. It expects to come up with a sophisticated ventilator priced at just Rs 7,500, which otherwise costs up to Rs 10 lakh, as it seeks to assist in combating coronavirus pandemic.