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Ventilators are crucial to the treatment of critically ill COVID19 patients, but their use doesn't guarantee survival. Moreover, high fidelity ventilators are needed for such cases. India has just about 50,000 of them, way short of what is required in the current emergency. Considering that the caseload has been rising rapidly, what are the options?

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https://prime.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/75480111/pharma-and-healthcare/gasping-for-breath-as-caseload-rises-rational-use-of-ventilators-become