Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has lauded Pakistani scientists who produced the ‘Made in Pakistan’ ventilators, announcing that the first tranche would be provided to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by Thursday.
Addressing the National Assembly session on Tuesday, he also spoke about the safety gear kits which he said will be initially imported until February 26. The minister boasted that Pakistan was making safety gear and making exports worth $100 million.”
He further added that the locally-made ventilators cost one-third of their imported ones and the locally-made kits are also cheaper.
The ventilators in Pakistan are ready to use. A company named, PakVent1 is making the ventilators. Moreover, this is a huge success, as Pakistan is one of the few countries that are making ventilators.
— Developing Pakistan (@DevelopmentPk) June 29, 2020
Fawad said, “Today, is the day of happiness, Pakistan is now in one of those countries that make ventilators.”
الحمدللہ #MadeInPakistan #ventilators کی پہلی کھیپ NDMA کو اس ہفتے حوالے ہو جائیگی، #NRTC کو بہت مبارک اگلے تین ڈیزائن بھی آخری مراحل میں ہیں جس کے بعد ہم دنیا کے ان چند ممالک میں شامل ہوں گے جو پیچیدہ میڈیکل مشینیں بناتے ہیں، یہ تمام مشینیں EU Standards کے مطابق ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 28, 2020
He further added, “When the first Covid-19 case was recorded on February 26, we were not producing anything. Within a few months, we have become capable of producing our own equipment.”
This is major breakthrough in the Fight against the lethal Covid-19.