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Dyson has received an order from the UK authorities for 10,000 ventilators to support attempts by the country’s National Health Service to treat patients.
The billionaire founder of the company, James Dyson, confirmed the order to workers shared on Wednesday in a letter.
‘Desperate’ shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients puts manufacturers on a wartime footing.
“A ventilator supports somebody who is not able to keep their own airways, but regrettably there is currently a substantial deficit, both in the united kingdom and other countries around the world,” Dyson wrote.
Dyson said the firm had designed and built a totally new ventilator, called the “CoVent,” since he received a call 10 days past from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at a volume,” Dyson added, saying the new ventilator was designed to “address the specific needs” of coronavirus patients.
A spokesperson for the firm, which is famous for hand dryers and its vacuum cleaner, stated the ventilators will be ready. Dyson, with riches based on Bloomberg, wrote in his letter that he would contribute 5,000 units to the global effort to tackle the pandemic.
“The race is now on to put it into production.”
Healthcare employees in many regions of the world are having difficulty enough critical equipment, such as ventilators, gloves and masks, to take care of the influx of patients afflicted by the highly contagious virus.
A second UK firm, Gtech, has submitted two illustrations to the government for evaluation and is also working to make ventilators. The business specializes in garden power tools and cordless vacuum cleaners.
In the United States, Ford (F) has announced that it is working with 3M and GE Healthcare to generate medical equipment, including ventilators and protective gear.
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