Coronavirus: Government calls on manufacturers to help make NHS ventilators16 March 2020

The government has called on UK manufacturers to help meet the demand for critical medical equipment Image: Kiryl Lis via

Amid growing concerns over the shortage of critical equipment required to treat some Coronavirus patients, the government is asking whether UK manufacturers can turn their hands to the production and assembly of ventilators.

With the NHS expected to require many more ventilators than the 5000 devices currently thought to be in circulation, UK prime minister Boris Johnson is today (Monday 16th March) due to speak to engineering firms about how they might support the production of essential medical equipment.

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John Excell

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