Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed his contribution to the fight against the deadly coronavirus by donating 1255 ventilators to Los Angeles in the United States.
Elon Musk said:
“China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA. If you want a free ventilator installed, please let us know!”
The CEO also made it known that Tesla’s gigafactory located at New York will soon re-open and start the production of ventilators to help eliminate the spread of the coronavirus.
He further said:
“Making good progress. We will do whatever is needed to help in these difficult times.
Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York,”
The United States only had an estimated 160,000 in their hospitals before the shipments. As we speak, there are 12,700 ventilators in the country’s national strategic stockpile. According to the statement made by the American Hospital Association, 960,000 Americans would need these ventilators to breathe amidst the deadly virus ravaging the country.
Surprisingly, just as many countries are struggling to get their hands on enough ventilators to curb this pandemic, Nigeria with almost 200 million population can only boast of 300 ventilators.