The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken a major step forward in the wake of the coronavirus situation.
The ministry has decided to make ventilators in the public and private hospitals of the country accessible.
Ventilators are extremely important for patients of coronavirus, Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology. No more than 1000 ventilators are functional in Pakistan, he said.
Various teams have been established at the federal and provincial levels. Technical training will be provided to them including instructions on how to repair damaged ventilators, the federal minister explained.
“Pakistan’s young engineers are proud to unite during a time of crisis,” he said.
“Unfortunately, not enough ventilators and testing kits could be manufactured here. Today, Pakistan will build its own ventilators and testing kits.”
DRAP (Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan) has completed the legal proceedings. Licensing process will begin shortly before manufacturing, added the Federal Minister.
“The Ministry of Science and Technology has worked hard to build people’s self-esteem. InshAllah, we will put an end to the virus and Pakistan will be one of the first to do it,” he said.