Federal Minister for Science and Know-how Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that Pakistan’s domestically manufactured ventilators are more likely to be handed over to Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
Fawad Chaudhry, whereas speaking to non-public channel revealed that the nation has efficiently manufactured ventilators, a a lot wanted medical tools for the hospitals amid the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
He mentioned, “The federal government took major steps for overcoming the shortage of ventilators and testing kits [for screening and detection of coronavirus] three weeks ago. At this time, a corona testing kit is available at the cost of Rs7,000 to 8,000. Moreover, a detection test will not be fruitful until it is properly conducted by the medics.”
“I have suggested the federal government for getting capable of local manufacturing of ventilators. Insha-Allah, the ventilators manufactured this week will be handed over to DRAP [Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan],” the minister claimed.
The minister mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan directed all authorities to fast act upon the developments relating to the coronavirus pandemic throughout the nation. He added that testing kits and ventilators will quickly attain to the markets that have been beforehand manufactured solely by China and different international locations.
Chaudhry additional mentioned that the steps associated to buying testing kits and ventilators have been taken previous to the newest scenario.
Whereas commenting over the supply of aid to the nationals, Fawad Chaudhry mentioned he has ready an inventory of deserving households current in his constituency so as to assist them.
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry had mentioned in a Twitter message that two initiatives of the Ministry of Science and Know-how have been in remaining phases of approval together with corona testing kits, ventilators that may immensely deliver down the prices of battle in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic.
2 initiatives of @MinistryofST are in remaining phases of approval 1)Corona Testing Kits (NUST) 2) Ventilators (PEC) this ll immensely deliver down prices of –#WarAgainstCorona ,We now have enhanced capability of PCSIR manufacturing of hand sanitizers and well being depts and banks are facilitated
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 29, 2020