While the Big Valve Mask (BVM) ventilators developed by Mahindra are being tested for endurance, the company has also successfully started producing sanitiser. Mahindra produced the first test samples on 3rd April and have now received the license for mass production
Since the time the coronavirus pandemic has hit India, Mahindra has been actively making massive contributions to help, not only the government, but also the common man. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide junta curfew on 22nd March, which continued as a lock-down later. Just three days after the announcement, Mahindra had already showcased the first prototype of the Big Valve Mask (BVM), ventilator, also known as the AMBU bag for artificial manual breathing unit. The Nashik-based carmaker has now confirmed that the company has started endurance testing of these ventilators.
Pawan Goenka, Managing Director Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. took to twitter to share the news, “After 18 days of 24X7 work our team is almost there. Inputs taken from 10 doctors and few biomedical engineers. Many features and controls added from the first design. 20 machines under endurance testing in our plant.”
Meanwhile, Mahindra has also successfully produced sanitisers. In fact, the testing process of the said sanitisers has been completed and the company has also procured the license for the same. Mahindra developed the test samples on 3rd April and has now got a green light for mass production of sanitisers. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, had also offered Club Mahindra Holidays and Resorts as temporary care facilities to the government.
Mahindra isn’t the only carmaker to contribute to the coronavirus crisis. Mercedes-Benz, Skoda and Volkswagen have setup temporary hospitals, while TVS, Tata and a few other manufacturers are also providing aid to the government or the citizens.