Fawad Chaudhry, the federal minister for Science and Technology has made the claim that the locally manufactured ventilators in Pakistan would soon be given to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), as per the reports of local media.
He said while talking to media that the nation has successfully made the ventilators, which is the much needed medical equipment for the hospitals amid the coronavirus epidemic.
He also indicated that the federal government has taken significant steps for dealing with the shortage of the ventilators and the testing kits which are required for the screening and detection of the coronavirus, 3 weeks back. Presently, a corona testing kit is available at the price of Rs.7,000 to Rs.8,000. He further added that a detection test would not be of any use until it is properly conducted by the paramedical staff.
The minister claimed that he has asked the federal government to get the capability of manufacturing the ventilators locally and said that the ventilators made would be given to DRAP this week.
Fawad Chaudhry also said that the steps focused on acquiring the testing kits and the ventilators were taken before the current situation.
Previously, the federal minister for Science and Technology tweeted that two measures of the Ministry of Science were in the final stages of approval which includes the corona testing kits and ventilators that would be bringing down the costs of combating coronavirus epidemic immensely.