CoronaVirus COVID-19 has spread across the globe and affected almost 190 countries in the world. As the virus continues to spread it reduces the stocks of surgical face masks, hand sanitizers, ventilators, and hospital gowns.
Fashion, cosmetics, and vacuum manufacturing companies are redirecting their resources to make urgently needed medical supplies to help with the COVID-19 treatment. Different companies are striving to provide ventilators.
A ventilator is a machine designed to provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air in and out of the lungs to deliver the breath to the patients when they are unable to breathe by themselves.
Italians carmaker Ferrari and Chrysler are in conversation with the world’s biggest ventilators maker Siare Engineering to increase the ventilator’s stocks.
Italy is the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic where 47,021 people are infected and 4,032 death cases were reported by the country. The condition of Italy is worse than in China. Carmakers have accessed to plastic, metal and electronic supplies in addition to manufacturing operations.
Ferrari has dispatched their staff to help Siare in the making of ventilators but the carmaker also continues the ventilators for the production at their headquarter in Maranello.
Magneti Marelli, the Italian car parts maker for Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, and PSA, has stopped its operations from March 13 to March 27 because of coronavirus pandemic. But the company reopen European plans to assist Siare in ventilator production to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
Siare’s CEO, Gianluca Preziosa talked about the issue. He said: “We’re talking to Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and Marelli to attempt to comprehend if they can provide us help in this process for the electronics part.”
President Trump said he will begin to use a war superpowers declaration to order the production of ventilators and other needed medical equipment to fight the coronavirus. General Motors and Ford are also in talks with White House to help in the production of ventilators.
Elon Musk took to Twitter and wrote: “We will make ventilators if there is a shortage.” Various private 3D printing companies have also started the production of oxygen valves for use with ventilators.
Smile direct club, the largest 3D manufacturers in the United States also partnered with medical supply companies and health organizations to help in the production of medical supplies.