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Jakarta Post

Carmakers need time to make ventilators

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 1 2020   /  12:53 am

As the government and carmakers engage in talks on the possibility of producing ventilators, an automotive industry expert says it will take time and a long process to turn the idea into reality.

A Jakarta-based automotive expert Bebin Djuana, who is also an executive with a major car producer, said that it would be quite challenging for carmakers to accept the offer from the government to produce such important health equipment.

“It’s actually possible for the automotive industry to produce ventilators, but it would take time and need a lot of help from medical equipment manufacturers and the government,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

Bebin said the car manufacturers needed the product’s blueprints, raw materials and production line designs before being able to start producing ventilators.

“One of the most pressing issues is that of ventilato...