Good news made in Pakistan ventilators
According to the minister, the ventilator is a "complicated machine and not a lot of countries in the world have the capacity to make this".
In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said the first locally made ventilators would be delivered to the national disaster management agency 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.
Currently, 1,503 ventilators are available at government hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
Chaudhry announcing that eight to 10 ventilators manufactured in the first batch will be delivered to the NDMA.
He said the next three designs are also in their final stages, after which Pakistan will be among the few countries in the world that manufacture complex medical machines, in accordance with European Union (EU) standards.