The information was reported by the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Tokyo on March 31st.
Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc, founder and Chairman of the Administration Council of Metran Co., Ltd. said that many countries around the world are requesting to order Metran's ventilators, including Japan.
Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc (left) (Photo: VNA)
However, due to Metran’s limited production capacity, the business is working with the largest consulting companies in the world to transfer the patent copyright of ventilator to entities that comply with Metran's policies. This will help increase production capacity of ventilators worldwide.
In addition, Metran has researched and produced a simpler version of a ventilator to meet the urgent need for COVID-19 prevention. However, this version is awaiting permission from the Japanese Government.
For Vietnam, Metran is going to cooperate with a domestic partner to implement a number of projects, including a ventilator manufacturing project. Metran will share its patent copyright of ventilator with this partner.
Metran plans to produce 15,000 ventilators for the Vietnamese market, of which 2,000 ventilators will be transferred in the first phase for COVID-19 prevention.
According to Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc, Metran is currently facing two issues. The first problem is the supply of components, especially some of the most important components in the ventilator, such as flow sensors and pressure sensors.
Many ventilator manufacturing companies in the world have ordered these components in advance, making ordering difficult. Metran is working with the largest consulting companies in the world to quickly supply components and make a list of components that Metran needs to buy.
Currently, these companies are seeking components. Mr. Phuc hopes that, with the relation network and strength of these consulting companies, they will quickly find the supply of components and help speed up delivery.
Another problem is the human resources for assembly of ventilators. Metran currently has a factory, which manufactures medical equipment in Vietnam.
In addition, his younger brother operates a company manufacturing spare parts for cars, with 2,500 employees in Binh Duong and Tra Vinh provinces. Mr. Phuc hopes to train and mobilize the human resources for the production of ventilators.
If the supply of components is resolved, Metran is expected to produce about 5,000 - 10,000 ventilators per month. In the first month, the company plans to produce about 1,000 - 2,000 ventilators. After that, the company will automate some stages to increase quantity to reach the production goal of 5,000 - 10,000 units/month.
As President of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Japan, Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc said that the association has provided online information about the COVID-19 epidemic to Vietnamese people in Japan and will make efforts to support the Vietnamese people when they are infected with the disease.
However, the association is facing financial difficulties and is in need of assistance from benefactors./.