Bahraini sources revealed this morning to Al-Nasr newspaper correspondent that Bahrain is currently on the verge of producing artificial respirators needed by all patients with coronavirus infection in Bahrain.
In a related context, those sources confirmed that production will be at an average of 1,000 devices per week.
In this regard, the Chairman of the National Industrial Committee in the Council of Bahrain Chambers, Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Saleh Al-Obaid, confirmed to the correspondent of Al-Nasr newspaper in Bahrain that a group of Bahraini industry has started work, in order to produce respirators as a national product, through the state’s plan from To support the containment of the current global crisis of the Coronavirus.
In this regard, the head of the National Industrial Committee in the Council of Bahraini Chambers added to the correspondent of Al-Nasr newspaper in Bahrain: “In the case of crises and emergencies in Bahrain, some factories are converted to military or medical production, and we give an example to some countries that have done this, such as what happened during the Second World War in America From converting auto factories to military production. "
On the other hand, the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources in Bahrain, and the Local Content Authority, the national factories in Bahrain, have invited all local manufacturers in Bahrain to join hands with the country in producing and manufacturing local respirators to support in containing the Corona virus crisis.
The sources pointed out that the industrial companies in Bahrain that can contribute to the manufacture of respirators are the air conditioning, electronics and plastic factories.
And the correspondent of Al-Nasr newspaper in Bahrain quoted a member of the Board of Directors of the Bahraini Chambers of Commerce as saying, "The great support that the Bahraini government provided to the industrial sector and its overcoming of all the difficulties that prevented it and without offering the desired role to serve this giving country, facilitated the work of many industrialists seeking to start producing these The type of equipment is important and required at the local and global level in light of these unusual circumstances that pass through the world.
On the other hand, industrial sources in Bahrain expected to start actual production of respirators within the next few days.
The sources also confirmed that the industrial sector in Bahrain is approaching the production of the first type of respirators, while it is expected that the industrial sector will be able to start providing 1,000 respirators over the course of the week.