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Pakistan will start exporting ventilators this year

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that Pakistan will hopefully start exporting ventilators this year.

The announcement was made in a tweet, wherein he said that a fourth company has also gotten the license to make ventilators thanks to efforts made by the Ministry of Science and Technology during the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry informed that a 4th Pakistani company has been granted the license to produce ventilators due to the efforts of the science ministry during the Covid outbreak. 

“Due to the work achieved at the health ministry during Covid, a fourth company has received the license to produce ventilators,” Fawad said on Twitter.

“I’m strongly hopeful that Pakistan will begin exporting ventilators this year,” he added.

The minister further said that a health centre was established in Faisalabad and added, “The country will begin producing auto disposable syringes from September.”

Read more: Drap approves Pakistan’s first indigenous ICU ventilator

The move comes as the country battles a fourth Covid wave, with the Delta variant taking its toll on the health system. Pakistan reported 3,262 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 1,011,708.

The country’s death toll climbed to 23,087 after 39 more people succumbed to the deadly disease. Meanwhile, 1,123 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 928,722. According to the NCOC, the total active Covid-19 cases across the country were reported to be 57,799.

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