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April 15th 2020

Manufacturers say 'make Australia make again' as experts warn of flaws in nation's supply chain

Manufacturers say 'make Australia make again' as experts warn of flaws in nation's supply chain

April 15th 2020

Manufacturers say 'make Australia make again' as experts warn of flaws in nation's supply chain

A consortium of 30 Australian manufacturers have come together to almost double the number of ventilators in the country by the end of July.

Experts have warned of potentially deadly flaws in Australia's medical supply chain as a group of manufacturers rush to build more than 2,000 much-needed ventilators.

A consortium of 30 manufacturers have come together to produce the components and assemble the ventilators by the end of July, issuing a plea to politicians: "make Australia make again".

The new ventilators will be exempt from the usual safety and performance testing procedures as government's rush to get the life-saving equipment in hospitals before the coronavirus pandemic leads to a rush on ICU admissions.

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Brett Mason, SBS News

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