GE Healthcare ramps up ventilator production amid coronavirus spread

Send a link to a friend  Share

[March 19, 2020]  (Reuters) - General Electric's healthcare unit said on Thursday it was increasing the number of shifts and the manufacturing lines to produce ventilators around the clock, following the coronavirus outbreak.

The company's healthcare unit also said it was hiring additional manufacturing employees and shifting current employees to support increased demand.

GE did not disclose how many additional ventilators it expected to produce.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

[ 2020 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved.]

Copyright 2020 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.  Thompson Reuters is solely responsible for this content.


Back to top