ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said that Pakistan would hopefully start to export ventilators the following year.
“Fourth company has also got license to make ventilators due to the efforts made by the Ministry of Science and Technology during COVID,” he wrote in a tweet.
He said that the health city established in Faisalabad would start manufacturing auto disposable syringes from September.
On April 17, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz had said indigenously produced ventilators were not useful and the country also needed to gear up to deal with any emergency situation as it could witness shortage of oxygen.
Shibli Faraz had said as per international standard a ventilator had 16 functions while only four functions were offered in the indigenous ventilator. He also relayed that the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) were tasked to make ventilators.
In Jun 2020, Fawad Chaudhry as federal minister for science and technology had claimed that ventilator was a complicated machine and not many countries were able to manufacture them locally, while Pakistan had successfully developed it.