Pakistan starts production of Ventilators at National Radio & Telecom. Corporation

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Pakistan starts production of Ventilators
at National Radio & Telecom. Corporation
It is an important achievement of PTI Govt. 
which will be the first step towards making 
Pakistan self-reliant in medical equipment

ISLAMABAD: With the formal inauguration of the production facility for Ventilators at the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation in Haripur, Pakistan has taken an important step towards becoming self-reliant in expensive sophisticated medical equipment. This is a no mean achievement for which the PTI Government and the Ministry of Science & Technology deserve to be commended. At least this is one of the positive outcome of the COVID19 Pandemic and it also shows that we have the capability to produce such equipment but no one paid any attention towards this in the past.

When the Ministry of Science and Technology organized an Exhibition at Islamabad few months ago, it was heartening to note that a large number of manufacturers had displayed their COVID19 related products which included from PPEs, masks to testing kits and Ventilators which have gone through various tests and trials. Once the trials showed promising results and it got DRAP approval, the formal production was undertaken. It has once again proved that there is no death of talent and the Prime Minister who inaugurated this production facility on July 6th had rightly termed it a major breakthrough and a landmark achievement for the country. Government will extend all help and assistance to become self-reliant in new technologies. All such initiatives will encourage the potential youth, he remarked. Pakistan it may be mentioned here has already started exporting Masks which only until few weeks we used to import. Many factories are also producing the protective dress and other related material.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mr. Fawad Chaudhry also deserve to be congratulated for having taken this important initiative. Once full-fledged production starts, it is hoped that then Pakistan can also export these Ventilators as its cost is expected to be much lower as compared to the ventilators at present available in the world market. This is no doubt an encouraging development and one should be proud of our talented scientists and engineers. In a related development, State Bank of Paksitan has also announced financing of such manufacturers of electro medical equipment and instruments and since the interest rates are quite low it will help them initiate new business ventures in this field.