MG Motor India has started the hunt for a quick-to-produce ventilator design to serve the patients affected by COVID-19.
Post evaluation by a team of medical experts, the best ventilator design concept will receive a grant of INR 10 lakh from MG Motor India. The carmaker will also provide production support for the proposed ventilator prototype at its Halol manufacturing facility to ensure swifter market deployment.
Commenting on the initiative, Rajeev Chaba, President & MD – MG Motor India, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a dire need of ventilators to take care of the growing number of patients. There is an extreme shortage of ventilators in the country and those available are very expensive for mass adoption. As a responsible corporate citizen, MG Motor India is committed to fighting this pandemic. Incentivizing medical innovation through a financial grant to the most viable prototype is the most effective channel to do our bit for the community.”
The carmaker has called for submission of these entries under the MG Developer Program & Grant on its website. In keeping with the critical need for swift deployment of affordable ventilators, the last date of submitting applications is April 15, 2020.