The first batch of ‘Made in Pakistan’ ventilators is ready
Pakistan's Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the first batch of domestically made ventilators has been prepared and will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) this week.
On Sunday morning, the Federal Minister tweeted that the first batch of Made in Pakistan ventilators would be handed over to the NDMA this week.
Congratulating the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), Fawad Chaudhry said that the next three designs are also in the final stages, after which we will be among the few countries in the world to make complex medical machines. All these machines are in accordance with the European Union.
It should be noted that in view of the Coronavirus epidemic, the consumption of ventilators has increased in every country of the world.
According to the National Command and Control Center, which monitors Corona’s situation in Pakistan, there are currently about 500 patients on ventilators in the country. According to official figures, the NDMA has allocated more than 1,500 ventilators for corona patients in various hospitals across the country.
In the last two months, the Chinese government has also donated ventilators to Pakistan along with other medical equipment, while the National Disaster Management Authority has procured more than 100 ventilators from abroad.
It may be recalled that after the outbreak of the global epidemic in Pakistan, concerns were raised about the availability of ventilators, after which various universities and the private sector also began efforts to prepare them locally.
The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Defense Production took a special interest in making ventilators in Pakistan.
Engineers from the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation in Haripur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have been active in manufacturing ventilators locally.