A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP
A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Japan’s bid to ramp up ventilator production at risk of being held up by red tape

  • Plans for carmakers to start building the vital medical equipment appear to have been shelved amid approval processes that can take up to five months
  • Japan is also trying to increase production of ECMO machines, which support heart and lung functions when coronavirus cases are in intensive care

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP
A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital in New York City. Photo: AFP
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