Canadian province to gift 3,000 ventilators to India


Ottava:  While the Canadian government is in the process of identifying equipment from its emergency stockpile that can quickly be dispatched to India to assist in battling the Covid-19 crisis, the province of Ontario is gifting a consignment of ventilators worth Rs144 crore.

“Ontario will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friends,” provincial premier Doug Ford said in a tweet announcing that it will send 3,000 Ontario-made medical ventilators, worth 8,000 Canadian dollars each, and totalling approximately Rs144 crore.

The ventilators are manufactured by the company O-Two Medical Technologies Inc., which is headquartered in Brampton, in the Greater Toronto Area or GTA.