Vingroup has announced it would produce (invasive and non-invasive) ventilators of all types and body thermometers to the domestic market. This is in response to the call of the General Secretary, the President, the Prime Minister of Vietnam for the whole country’s participation in supporting the Covid-19 fight.
Research Institutes will stop daily tasks and focus on finding and researching methods to produce ventilators. The units assigned the main responsibility include Automobile R&D Institute 1, Automobile R&D Institute 2, Mobile Device Research Institute, Smart Home Appliances R&D Institute, Telecommunication Equipment R&D Institute, Smart Battery R&D Institute, VinFast Automobile Factory and VinSmart Electronics Equipment Factory.
Vingroup has entered a license agreement with US-based Medtronic to use their design for the PB560 invasive ventilator and at the same time began researching a non-invasive ventilator based on the community-shared design by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The group estimated the component cost for a non-invasive ventilator at about VND22 million and for an invasive ventilator at VND160 million.
“Vingroup has an advantage of having both automobile factory and electronics factory which enable us to manufacture both large and mechanical parts as well as rare and smaller parts at the same time such as electronic boards. Our excellent design engineers are capable of transforming the conceptual and 2D designs into detailed and complete designs required by the manufacturers,” said Mrs. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup.
“With the capacity of VinFast and VinSmart factories, the group can produce up to 45,000 non-invasive ventilators and 10,000 invasive ventilators per month and we can support other manufacturers around the world by processing equipment for them, or providing part of the demand – any specific quantity depending on their ability to supply components,” said CEO of Vingroup Nguyen Viet Quang.
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