Indigenous ventilators to be marketed within one month: Dr Atta
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Atta ur Rehman on Monday said that the indigenously produced ventilators would be marketed within two to four weeks after its final testing by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.
“A ventilator has proper pumping and multiple control systems as it is used to save human life,” he said talking to a local TV channel.
The chairman Task Force said that initially, he received its 45 to 50 designs, out of which 11 designs were approved with three designs on emergency basis after due consultations with Drug Regulatory Authority and Pakistan Engineering Council.
Dr Atta ur Rehman said that many surgical industries had shown their interest for introducing these in the market.
The emergence of 2,964 new infections over the last twenty four hours has taken the nationwide tally of coronavirus to 72,460 by Monday morning.
26,240 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 28,245 in Sindh, 10,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,393 in Balochistan, 2,589 in Islamabad, 711 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 255 in Azad Kashmir.
26,083 patients have so far recovered from the virus while the death toll stands at 1,543 with 60 deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.