A shortage of components is hampering China’s efforts to meet the global demand for medical equipment. Photo: Xinhua
A shortage of components is hampering China’s efforts to meet the global demand for medical equipment. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese ventilator makers desperate for parts as global demand for machines hits 1 million

  • Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi appeals to Switzerland for components as medical supplies producers face ‘impossible task’
  • Under current conditions, China’s ventilator suppliers can meet only a fifth of global needs, industry officials warn

A shortage of components is hampering China’s efforts to meet the global demand for medical equipment. Photo: Xinhua
A shortage of components is hampering China’s efforts to meet the global demand for medical equipment. Photo: Xinhua
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