#MadeInPakistan: First batch of locally-manufactured ventilators to be handed over to NDMA this week

It is a major breakthrough for Pakistan!

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An engineer in Engineers of National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) is seen reviewing ventilators in Haripur. (Courtesy: Ministry of Defence Production)

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology says the country has started producing locally designed ventilators.

In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said the first locally made ventilators, around eight to ten, would be delivered to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) soon. The announcement comes days after Pakistan said it was racing against time to arrange for 1,500 more ventilators as part of a contingency plan.

According to Chaudhry, the ventilator is a “complicated machine, and not a lot of countries in the world have the dimensions to make this.”

He also expressed hopes that Pakistan would be able to meet its own requirement for ventilators and would be able to export the equipment as well.

He said the three designs to come are also in their finishing stages, after which Pakistan will be included among the few states in the world that manufacture complex medical machines, in accordance with European Union (EU) standards.

Currently, 1,503 ventilators are available at government hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Pakistan.

Hospitals in major cities have already begun to report acute critical-care shortages, forcing them to turn away patients.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Pakistan has emerged as one of the countries with the swiftest rate of coronavirus infections in recent weeks.

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    MPA (482 posts)

    picture main ventilator Italy ke company Siare ke hain … Zara Taklef kertay app picture to real lay letay …. ya kam say kam pakistani company ka nam hi likh detay … nahi tu model number hi likhtay ventilator ka …

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