Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the first batch of ventilators manufactured in Pakistan will be delivered to hospitals in two days while a locally made testing kit has also been sent for approval.
Briefing the media in Lahore, Fawad Chaudhry said that a new field of the medical industry has started in Pakistan. The first seed of Vanity Letters has been prepared, which will be handed over to NDMA two days later. From where they will be distributed in the hospitals of the provinces. We will meet local needs in 60 to 90 days. The export will then be considered.
Fawad Chaudhry said that 300 engineers are being trained voluntarily to operate ventilators. Along with this, 300 old ventilators in Pakistan have also been repaired and made usable.
The Federal Minister said that a private company had developed a test kit for Coronavirus, which gives results in 45 minutes. The kit has been sent to the Drug Regulatory Authority for approval, and the approval process will start from next week, along with the commercial agreement for the next testing kits.
Fifteen of the surgical masks and eighteen of the N9T5s have to be tested and are currently undergoing testing, he said. The quality of Pakistani goods is better than imported goods. Exports will increase further after the manufacture of ventilators and other medical equipment.