General Motors (GM) and medical device company Ventec Life Systems have delivered 30,000 ventilators to the US Government during Covid-19, the American automaker said on Tuesday.

At the start of the pandemic, GM and Ventec collaborated to rapidly scale up production of critical care ventilators in the fight against Covid-19.

In one month, teams went from an introductory phone call to delivering life-saving technology to frontline medical heroes.

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Source: General Motors

The full federal order was completed in just 154 days, with one ventilator completed about every seven minutes.

GM said it has now handed over operational control of its Kokoma, Indiana facility to Ventec to continue manufacturing ventilators.

Ventilators are an essential part of life support, providing life-saving oxygenation when the lungs are no longer able to function properly on their own.