- 18 Oct 2020
The most astounding thing of all is that they have done it within 10 days and has been tested and certified by Electronics & Quality Development Centre (EQDC), Gandhi Nagar. It is said that in India there are approx. 40000 ventilators and more than 50000 are still needed as per government. Indian companies like Jyoti CNC are turning out to be a Vishwakarma for building up the Indian defense against COVID-19.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (centre) with Jyoti CNC officials examining the ventilators
The World is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak with more than 14,39,516 confirmed cases and 85,711 confirmed deaths (As per WHO data) by 9th April, 2020. Even the developed and affluent west, including USA, UK, Italy, Spain, France etc. are thriving hard to tackle Novel Corona virus caused COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid shortage of medical supplies including medicines, PPEs and other medical equipment such as ventilators, Jyoti CNC a Rajkot (Gujarat) based CNC machine tool manufacturing company has achieved something remarkable by making ventilators at about one-sixth cost of the present market price. Ventilators are a very critical equipment and usually cost around 6.5 lakhs INR to 10 lakhs INR, but the ventilator (Pressure controlled as needed for COVID-19 patients) manufactured by Jyoti CNC will be costing around 1 lakh INR only.
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The most astounding thing of all is that they have done it within 10 days and has been tested and certified by Electronics & Quality Development Centre (EQDC), Gandhi Nagar. The Ventilator is named as DHAMAN1 (meaning “Blower that pumps Air”). The company will donate first 1000 ventilators to Government of Gujarat and thereafter planning to manufacture 100 DHAMAN1 ventilators per day. Amid this gloom environment of gloom for the Indian industry, it’s a major boost to the 'Make in India' program of Prime Minister Modi, which will also help in our fight with the pandemic.
One of the close associates of the company had informed us that, “Mr. Parakram Sinh Jadeja, Founder & CMD, Jyoti CNC was involved in all meetings with top officials before the Janta curfew on 22.03.2020. Mr. Jadeja was helping the authorities in arrangement of materials for sanitization and face masks in large quantities". During one of these meetings, the issue and importance of Ventilators for COVID-19 patients were raised. It was then Mr. Jadeja gathered information about ventilators and contacted one of his friends (Rajendrasinh Parmar – RHP medical services, Ahmedabad), involved in business of ventilators.
Mr. Jadeja and Mr. Parmar met and reviewed the scope of work and informed to government authorities on 24th March. The government authorities announced to media about manufacturing of ventilators by Jyoti CNC. Teams from Jyoti CNC and RHP medical services started to design prototype machine in the evening of same day and made it ready by next day itself.
After final design was completed on the 8th day, they manufactured two ventilators and kept them on trial for 24 hours. Thereafter, the DHAMAN1 ventilators were taken to EQDC, Gandhi Nagar, where they were tested according to prescribed procedure for 20 hours and got approval for testing on patients in the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. The company started to procure material for 1000 ventilators on the 8th day itself and since then, have begun procuring the back-end material.
It has been informed that the real challenge during the lock-down period is availability of various parts for high end ventilators, since import is not possible, they have to manufacture with available Indian parts only. The company had said that the Government of Gujarat and the Police force of various states have helped them greatly in procuring and transporting parts from different states and granting requisite permission for opening of companies.
Team Present Mirror also talked to Shreepalsinh Jadeja, a close associate of the Company. He informed us that within next 10 days, order for 1000 machines should be completed. He said, “Manufacturing time is less, we have created facility like that on average for every 5 minutes one ventilator will be ready, but durability testing time is 24 hours for each ventilator. As it is medical equipment, so we can’t take any chances.”
“For now, Indian government is our prime customer. We are also considering inquiries from various countries which need a number of ventilators due to this outbreak. Also, there are many people in India who want to donate the ventilators like Reliance, Infosys and many private firms according to their capacity. We are working on platform that every single inquiry is handled. We are working on all the documents which are needed for export. It is said that in India there are approx. 40,000 ventilators and more than 50,000 are still needed as per government.”, said Jadeja.
This has been a great response to Indian Prime Minister’s appeal from the local manufacturers to come forward during this deadly outbreak. Ventilators are very critical for controlled handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and it will boost India’s fight against the outbreak. Indian companies like Jyoti CNC are turning out to be a Vishwakarma for building up the Indian defense against COVID-19.