Cyient gets approval to manufacture critical medical equipment

Cyient gets approval to manufacture critical medical equipment
31 Mar, 2020

Cyient, technology services and solutions provider, said its facility in Mysuru has obtained approval to run its manufacturing lines to support the production of medical equipment critical in the fight against Covid-19.

Cyient will produce assemblies that are used in X-ray generators from GE Healthcare and diagnosis units from Molbio Diagnostics to enable rapid disease testing in India.

The Hyderabad based company received the permission from the deputy commissioner of Mysuru district under the Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1968, and governing state Essential Services Maintenance Act that allows uninterrupted services of Medical Essentials to the healthcare institutions, according to a statement. 

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“We will continue to do everything we can to help reduce the impact of this crisis on our customers’ operations as they focus on delivering the technology needed to fight Covid-19 at a national and global level," Rajendra Velagapudi, senior vice president and CEO, Cyient DLM said.

The manufacturing unit in Mysuru is dedicated to electronic manufacturing processes, including printed circuit board assemblies, cable harnesses, and box-builds.

Covid-19 or Corona Virus Disease-2019 has so far infected 1,251 individuals in India and has claimed 32 lives.

India has ramped up efforts to fight the disease. According to media reports,  the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) recently granted test licences to 14 private companies. The firms will now evaluate the quality of testing kits used to diagnose Covid-19.

Critical medical equipment such as ventilators are another area that the country is focussing on. The ministry of health and family welfare has identified some 14,000 ventilators across the country. Twenty Covid-19 patients are currently on ventilator support.

Agva Healthcare, a Noida based manufacturer, is expected to make some 10,000 ventilators. In addition, Bharat Electronics Limited, in collaboration with other manufacturers will also make around 30,000 ventilators.