Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has said Pakistan will soon be able to manufacture and export dialysis and anesthesia machines under the logo of “Made in Pakistan”.
Ministry of IT is increasingly putting up different efforts to transform Pakistan into a manufacturing economy under the Made in Pakistan initiative.
Recently while informing about the government’s two years’ performance, Chaudhry told the media that Pakistan had become one of the major exporters of personal protective equipment in only six months. He also said that currently, Pakistan is producing 251 ventilators every month. The capacity would be enhanced to 700 to enable Pakistan to become one of the few countries exporting this sophisticated machine.
So far Pakistan has manufactured ventilators, agricultural drones, N95 and surgical masks and PPEs, work is in progress on smart cricket balls and now Pakistan will be manufacturing local dialysis, anesthesia machines.
Pakistan to export N95 masks and surgical masks
Abdul Razaq Dawood an advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Commerce and Investment shared great news for people of Pakistan on his Twitter account regarding cabinet approval of exporting N95 masks and surgical masks.
The Tweet reads “Alhamdulillah, the Cabinet has allowed export of N-95 & Surgical masks. It would take a few days to get the notification out, but in the meantime please prepare to go full speed ahead and fulfill your orders. I once again apologize for the delay.”
The Federal Minister of Science and Technology (MoST) Chaudhary Fawad also shared his views via tweet “The federal cabinet today also allowed the export of N-95 and surgical masks. These were the last items on the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) list that were banned from export.”
It is relevant to mention here that Pakistan is fast becoming self-reliant by manufacturing all these important equipment and machines like PPE, N95 masks, and now local dialysis, anesthesia machines.
Ch Fawad also says that “When the first COVID-19 case detected in Pakistan on February 26, we were importing all PPE items. Today, Alhamdulillah, Pakistan is a major exporter of PPE materials.”