iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Creates Ventilators For COVID-19 Patients
iPHONE MANUFACTURER CREATES VENTILATORS – Foxconn, along with US firm Medtronic PLC are said to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
The best-known iPhone manufacturer Foxconn along with Medtronic are going to help patients affected by COVID-19. As such, the two firms are teaming up to create much-needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients.
Currently, several countries such as Italy have struggled in dealing with COVID-19. Furthermore, important medical equipment such as ventilators has been getting drastically low.
The amount of COVID-19 patients that rely on ventilators continue to rise. In lieu of this, Foxconn released a statement through founder Terry Gou’s office.
The statement said Foxconn and Medtronic were currently teaming up to design and develop ventilators. Additionally, medical and technical personnel from both companies were working closely on the project.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, the two firms hope to speed up production time so the ventilators could be rolled-out as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Medtronic’s Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak said Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant would be utilized to make the ventilators.
Likewise, Ford Motor Co also sated that it would produce 50,000 ventilators in the span of 100 days at a plant in Michigan. This time, Ford partnered with General Electric’s healthcare unit.
Furthermore, with the partnership, the companies stated they could produce 30,000 ventilators per month as needed to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 1,432,409 people worldwide. Additionally, the virus had caused over 82,114 fatalities. However, 302,303 people have recovered from the deadly virus.
In the Philippines, there are over 3,600 cases of COVID-19 along with over 100 deaths. In lieu of this, the government extended the lockdown of certain areas of the country such as Luzon until April 30.
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