NDMA to get Made-in-Pakistan ventilators this week: Fawad

By: News Desk      Published: 11:50 AM, 28 Jun, 2020
NDMA to get Made-in-Pakistan ventilators this week: Fawad
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Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the first consignment of Made-in-Pakistan ventilators will be handed over to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) during this week.

In a tweet, the minister congratulated the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) that next three designs of ventilators are also in their final phases and after that Pakistan would be among few countries that can make complex machinery as well.

The minister said these ventilators are as per European standards.

Fawad Chaudhry announced this important development at the time when country’s healthcare system is struggling to deal huge influx of Covid-19 patients as the tally rose to 202,955 as 4,072 more people tested positive for the coronavirus during the past 24 hours (Saturday).

In another tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said, “Post WTO (World Trade Organization) most of the standards are now international standards. The world works closely to create universal standards, trying my best to bring world standards in Pakistan. Though here also have to counter a mafia that opposes standardisation in the industry.”

He was replying to a Twitter user who said, “Let’s have our own standards in the future Insha’Allah instead of EU standards. People should say, it’s as per Pakistani standards.”

In April, Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal said Pakistani engineers worked tirelessly to repair out-of-order ventilators catering to the growing demand of medical equipment resulting from the global pandemic.