Vietnam ventilator production to expand


Private business conglomerate Vingroup, one of the largest private manufacturing companies in Vietnam, is to start producing oxygen ventilators to support coronavirus patients across the country.

Various sources report that Vingroup has signed an agreement with US medical device company Medtronic, with VN Express International, one of Vietnam’s leading local publications, noting that the company will be able to produce up to 55,000 units per month at its automobile and smartphone factories.

That figure comprises 45,000 non-invasive ventilators and 10,000 invasive ventilators.

Vietnam is understood to have proven a model in containing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, despite its limited resources, but reports suggest it is on the verge of lockdown as confirmed cases continue to rise.

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