Russia to Invest 7.5bn Rubles for Respiratory Machines Production

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation plans to enter the weekly production of about 300 mechanical ventilation devices (IVL) from next week, TASS reported citing Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

“From 4 to 5 mechanical ventilation was performed per week. Today, this week, we will reach 200 units, and next week we expect to reach 300, or maybe a little more,” he said.

“And in total, the order that we have from the healthcare system is there, in all regions, more than 5 thousand units – we must fulfill this volume in three months,” the head of the ministry added.

In 2020, the Government of the Russian Federation will allocate 7.5 billion rubles to the Ministry of Industry and Trade from the reserve fund for the purchase of ventilators and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It is planned to purchase at least 5.7 thousand devices, the sole supplier is the JSC “Radioelectronic Technology Concern” (KRET) of the state corporation Rostec.

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