The High Level Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 accepted the Health Ministry’s proposal to allow the export of locally made ventilators.
The decision was taken as India continues to maintain a low and gradually declining death rate among COVID-19 patients, which currently stands at 2.15%, “which means fewer active cases are under ventilators, “the Union Health Ministry said in a statement. declaration.
As of July 31, only 0.22% of active cases were on respirators across the country, he said.
The health ministry said the decision has been communicated to the director general of foreign trade (DGFT) for additional measures needed to facilitate the export of locally made ventilators.
“Now that the export of ventilators has been cleared, it is hoped that domestic ventilators will be able to find new markets in foreign countries,” he said, adding that there had been substantial growth in domestic manufacturing capacity of fans.
Compared with January, there are more than 20 domestic fan manufacturers.
An export ban / restriction on ventilators was imposed in March to ensure the nationwide availability of the machines to effectively combat COVID-19. All types of ventilators have been banned for export by DGFT notification from March 24.