The U.S. automaker Ford and General Electric (GE) will produce 50,000 medical ventilators within 100 days, which are critical in fighting coronavirus pandemic.

“Ford will provide its manufacturing capabilities to quickly scale production, and GE Healthcare will provide its clinical expertise, and license the current ventilator design,” Ford said late Monday.

After the production of 50,000 devices, companies will be able to produce 30,000 medical ventilators monthly as needed.

“Ford expects to produce 1,500 by the end of April, 12,000 by the end of May, and 50,000 by July 4 — helping the U.S. government meet its goal of

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