Jyoti CNC recently manufactured the first prototype of 100% indigenous ventilator, Dhaman-1, which is suitable to treat COVID-19 patients in just 10 days. This ventilator was developed by a team of 150 professionals led by Parakramsinh Jadeja, Chairman & MD, Jyoti CNC. Also, there is a significant contribution from Rajendrasinh Parmar from RH Medicals, who has a wide industry know-how and experience. Above all, there were 26 other allied companies that worked relentlessly to complete the task that were assigned to them.
The urgent requirement of the ventilators came due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Indian government has been an early starter in proactively preparing to face the pandemic challenge. Working on the same lines, the Government of Gujarat state called for a meeting and expressed the limited availability of ventilator as one of the major upcoming bottlenecks if the spread of COVID-19 disease, caused by Coronavirus, crosses a threshold. Currently, the state of Gujarat has 1061 ventilators available. The fact is, creating a precision instrument, like a ventilator, requires a high technical know-how; many parts are to be imported from foreign countries and long production cycle, makes it a tough task to ramp up the number of ventilators in state.
In such a tough situation Jyoti CNC developed Dhaman-1; 'Dhaman' translates to a blower that pumps air. After thorough testing of the ventilator at the Gujarat government's Electronics and Quality Development Centre Laboratory, the machine was tested on a live patient at the Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. The indigenous ventilator was later formally launched by the Chief Minister of the State, Vijay Rupani.
With an objective to help the government – working in this testing times of crisis – Jyoti CNC will donate the first 1000 'Made in India' ventilators to the government. The company will bear all the manufacturing cost and production overheads for these 1000 pieces. The 1000 devices would be manufactured by the company in a span of 10 days.