Ford CEO: Ventilators expected in hospitals in “early June”
Ford Motor Company hopes to send new ventilators to hospitals treating coronavirus patients in early June, its president and CEO said Tuesday. The company is one of the private companies stepping up after medical professionals across the country warned that hospitals will run out of the vital pieces of equipment as the number of coronavirus patients grows.
“The problem is that the lines that have been in place produce hundreds or thousands. We’re talking about needing hundreds of thousands,” Jim Hackett said on “CBS This Morning.” “So we’re talking about early June, where we don’t think it’s a problem, but between now and June it’s about ramping up.”
Ford is partnering with GE Healthcare to produce the ventilators in the United States. It is also working with McLaren Automotive and Airbus in the United Kingdom.
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[Source: CBS News]