Pakistan to witness the first stent production facility in the country. PM Imran Khan appreciated NUST on their efforts.
The inauguration of the facility was made by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier today. The facility is located in the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.
Addressing on the occasion, the PM said that the N-ovative Health Technology facility would reduce the demand for imported stent and bring down the cost of treatment for various cardiovascular diseases.
This stent production facility could also help the country in exporting these items and contribute to Pakistan’s economy.
You saved our foreign exchange [reserves] and gave us the opportunity to provide treatment to more poor patients,Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his gratitude at the ceremony
PM Imran added that exports of the country had dropped, saying that no country can prosper when “more dollars are going out” of the country.
Due to this factor, the country has to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
If we want to develop our country, more dollars should come into the country than they go outPM Imran Khan
President Dr. Arif Alvi, in his recent message also congratulated the scientists involved in the project.
Pakistan would be able to achieve self-sufficiency in the manufacturing of cardiac stents and save foreign exchange as wellPresident Dr. Arif Alvi
He also requested universities and medical institutions to focus on research and development to help Pakistan grow and move with the world.
Federal Science & Technology Minister, Fawad Chaudhry, also added his remarks on the occasion and called this “another big step by Pakistan in medical technology” for the treatment of cardiovascular ailments.
The report also added that NHT has already received the manufacturing license from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) for mass production of cardiac stents and angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters, he informed.
Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan said on the occasion that the availability of indigenously manufactured cardiac stents and balloon catheters would greatly improve the quality of life by offering affordable access to quality healthcare to Pakistanis.
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