Pakistan is making European standard ventilators, says Fawad Ch
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Federal Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhry has said that those who think Pakistan lags far behind in engineering must know that Indian-made ventilators were recalled from hospitals at the time when ventilators in Pakistan are being built on European standards and are very successful.
In a tweet on Sunday, the minister shared that two new companies in Pakistan have also been recently issued licences to make ventilators.
ان کیلئے جن کو لگتا ہے پاکستان انجینرنگ میں بہت پیچھے ہے، جہاں ہندوستان کے بنائے وینٹیلیٹرز کو ہسپتالوں سے واپس منگوانا پڑا وہاں پاکستان میں دو نئ کمپنیوں کو ونٹیلیٹر بنانے کا لائسنس جاری ہو رہا ہے پاکستان کے تمام ونٹیلیٹر یورپین اسٹنڈرز پر بنائے جا رہے ہیں اور انتہائ کامیاب ہیں https://t.co/YwNvq9PaL7— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 23, 2020
Fawad Chaudhry also shared a link of The Wire report that stated ventilators for COVID-19 treatment ordered by the Indian government from a Gujarat-based firm called Jyoti CNC Automation did not receive a recommendation from a technical committee set up by the health ministry’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) as of July 20, according to documents obtained through the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Accordingly, even though the firm received an advance payment from the health ministry in May, their ventilators as of last month had not been installed in hospitals across the country.