Amid rising coronavirus cases and the impending shortage of medical equipment, the South Central Railway (SCR) is planning to manufacture ventilators. Railway officials said that the prototype was built at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, Punjab and the models are to be replicated at the carriage workshops and production units.
“Production units in the zone are directed to procure ventilators, PPEs and medical equipment to meet the demand and equip the isolation coaches with them,” said SCR public relations officer, Ch Rakesh. According to officials the ventilator prototype was made with locally-sourced components. “Procurement of medical equipment, PPEs and ventilators are the priority of the SCR,” Rakesh said.