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Pakistan to soon export ventilators in the region, says Fawad Chaudhry

  • The federal minister said that Pakistani has become self-sufficient in producing its PPEs and sanitizers in a relatively short span of time.
01 Jul 2020

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has expressed optimism that Pakistan would be soon exporting its upcoming local manufactured ventilators.

Talking to local media, the federal minister said that Pakistani has become self-sufficient in producing its PPEs and sanitizers in a relatively short span of time, and is now currently sitting at $100 million worth of export orders.

“The manufacturing of ventilators locally is a landmark achievement. The first batch of ventilators will be hand over to the NDMA on Thursday, and the upcoming three designs will be finalized next week and would be in production,” said Chaudhry.

“This would not only make us capable of manufacturing complex medical machinery for our hospitals, but we would also soon become capable of exporting these machines in our region as well,” he added.

The minister informed that 10 ventilators would be provided to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in the first batch. He was of the view that this effort would pave way for the development of the medical engineering field in the country.

Fawad also urged the overseas Pakistani community to invest in the country’s technology sector.