The high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 has agreed to the well being ministry’s proposal to permit the export of indigenously made ventilators.
The choice was taken as India continues to take care of a progressively declining low price of fatality amongst COVID-19 sufferers, that presently stands at 2.15 per cent, “which implies fewer numbers of lively circumstances are on ventilators”, the Union well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.
As on July 31, solely 0.22 per cent of the lively circumstances have been on ventilators throughout the nation, it said.
The well being ministry mentioned that the choice has been communicated to the Director Normal of International Commerce (DGFT) for additional motion wanted to facilitate the export of indigenously manufactured ventilators.
“Now with the export of ventilators having been allowed, it’s hoped that home ventilators could be ready to seek out new markets in overseas nations,” it mentioned, including that there was substantial progress within the home manufacturing capability of ventilators.
In comparison with 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 the home availability of the machines to successfully combat COVID-19. All forms of ventilators have been prohibited for export vide DGFT notification with impact from March 24.