Congress targets Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani over ‘inefficient ventilator Dhaman-1’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress on Saturday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for inaugurating and selling ventilator ‘Dhaman-1’, which is reported to be “mechanised Ambu-bag and inefficient” within the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.
The HLL Lifecare, healthcare product manufacturing firm primarily based in Kerala which is owned by the Central authorities, positioned an order for five,000 such ventilators.
“When the whole world is grappling with COVID-19 and the impression it has had on their lives and financial nicely being and grappling with concern and uncertainty, we come throughout layers and layers of controversies coming from Gujarat in its struggle towards covid,” Congress chief Pawan Khera mentioned in a press convention right here.
The Congress chief mentioned on April 4, Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani accompanied by his Deputy Nitinbhai Patel inaugurated ‘Dhaman-1’ at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital.
Terming Dhaman-1 a “so-called ventilator”, he mentioned the ventilator was donated to Gujarat and positioned in Ahmedabad civil hospital as per CSR pointers of the corporate. “Later Gujarat Chief Minister and different states additionally obtained impressed as a result of everybody desires extra ventilators. HLL Lifecare- a GOI PSU locations an order for five,000 Dhaman-1,” he mentioned.
Emphasising on the complaints towards ventilators, Khera mentioned: “On 15 Could, ICU superintendent of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital wrote to the federal government asking for extra ventilators and informs that Dhaman-1 doesn’t work on sufferers, is just not succesful and isn’t ventilator.”
There have been media studies that quote medical doctors who say Dhaman-1 is just not a ventilator it’s a mechanised Ambu-bag, synthetic guide respiration till bag, it can’t be categorised as a ventilator, he mentioned.
He claimed that the corporate web site and Gujarat CM and Gujarat authorities insisted it’s a ventilator.
He additional confused on a “very disturbing” information from Ahmedabad civil hospital which states a most variety of sufferers which have died are from Ahmedabad civil hospital. 338 sufferers get cured and discharged, 343 died between 25 March to 18 Could 2020.
On April 5, a Rajkot primarily based agency, Jyoti CNC, held a profitable trial of ventilator ‘Dhaman 1’ manufactured by them. The agency had mentioned that it’s going to give 1000 ventilators freed from price to the Gujarat authorities. The price of one ventilator was round Rs 1 lakh.

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