ISLAMABAD: June 28, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced on Sunday that the first batch of locally manufactured ventilators will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with in a week.
“The first tranche of ventilators made in Pakistan will be handed over to the NDMA this week,” the minister tweeted while congratulating the NRTC on the achievement. He also shared that three more ventilator designs were in the last phase of development.
“After approval, Pakistan will be among those countries which will be able to manufacture complex medical equipment,” the minister said, adding that all these machines will be up to par with the standards followed by the European Union.
Chaudhry had said that Pakistan is in a position to export personal protective equipment. Noting that currently export orders worth $10 million are pending, the minister said that his ministry will also enhance cooperation with local surgical goods manufacturing companies.