Centre supplies over 1,400 ventilators to Telangana: Union Minister

HYDERABAD: The Centre has provided 1,405 ventilators to various hospitals in Telangana under the PMCARES Fund, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Friday.

Telangana is getting all sorts of aid and cooperation by way ofoxygen cylinders, establishing oxygen plants, ventilators, vaccines, PPE kits, N-95 masks and ration to the poor, from the Centre in order tocontain the COVID-19 pandemic, the MoS Home said in a press release.

Since independence, until the past eight months the country had only 19,000 ventilators and depended on imports.

As of now through the initiative of Make in India Government hospitals across the country have been provided with 51,000ventilators from PMCARES Fund, he added.