The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk stood true on his promise to donate ventilators to the local hospitals, when on Monday he made an announcement that he had purchased 1,255 FDA-certified breathing machines from China, the mainland of coronavirus.
In his Twitter post, Musk said that the procurement, as well as the shipment, was executed quickly because of the seamless communication and coordination between his Team at Tesla and custom officials of China and the US.
He explained that China was experiencing an oversupply, so the company purchased 1,255 FDA-approved Philips, Medtronic, and Resmed ventilators on Friday, which was air shipped to LA. He also said that if someone is looking for fee ventilators, then they should let them know and the company will have it installed for free.
The ventilator donation was a huge investment in the healthcare system of the United States, especially due to the high costs and shortage of ventilators. According to the Medtronics, the medical technology manufacturer, the cost of the ventilators is likely to be between USD 5,000 and USD 50,000 based on the model.
In a press conference conducted on Monday, Gavin Newsom, the Governer appreciated the purchase made by Musk and said that his efforts were heroic.
Gavin said that he chatted with Elon Musk a couple of days back where is said that he will provide the healthcare system thousand ventilators by that week. And he was true to his promise, and the ventilators are already operating at the hospitals.
The Sacramento Bee reports said that they have refused to share the number of ventilators in California hospital, but with the donation, the number has significantly increased its supply According to the New York Times report, there are around 160,000 ventilators in the US hospitals.