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50,000 Made in India Ventilators under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers.

Out of the 50000 ventilators,

  • 30000 ventilators are being manufactured by M/s Bharat Electronics Limited. 
  • The remaining 20000 ventilators are being manufactured by
    • AgVa Healthcare (10000),
    • AMTZ Basic (5650),
    • AMTZ High End (4000)
    • Allied Medical (350).

So far 2923 ventilators have been manufactured, out of which 1340 ventilators have already been delivered to the States/UTs.  The prominent recipients include

  • Maharashtra (275),
  • Delhi (275),
  • Gujarat (175),
  • Bihar (100),
  • Karnataka (90),
  • Rajasthan (75).
  • By the end of June 2020, additional 14,000 ventilators will be delivered to all States/UTs.

Further a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has already been released to States/UTs for welfare of the migrant labourers.  The distribution of the fund is based on the formula of 50% weightage for the population as per 2011 census, 40% weightage for number of positive COVID-19 cases and 10 % for equal distribution among all the States/UTs. 

This assistance is to be used for arranging accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrants. The main recipients of the grant are

  • Maharashtra (181 cr),
  • Uttar Pradesh (103 cr),
  • Tamil Nadu (83 cr),
  • Gujarat (66 cr),
  • Delhi (55 cr),
  • West Bengal (53 cr),
  • Bihar (51 cr),
  • Madhya Pradesh (50 cr),
  • Rajasthan (50 cr) and
  • Karnataka (34 cr).

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