Pakistan to have medical, electromagnetic industry within next three years: Fawad

United States will be our major client, says the sci-tech minister

News Desk July 05, 2020
A Reuters image showing ventilators

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that Pakistan will have its own big medical and electromagnetic industry in the next three years.

“And I have no doubts that the United States will be our major client,” he said in a tweet.

The federal minister said that, “We are already exporting sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the United States”.

Last week, Fawad Chaudhry had appreciated the friendly gesture of the US of providing 100 ventilators to Pakistan while sharing that the country had joined a select list of countries producing their own ventilators.

In a video statement, Fawad Chaudhry had said that the ventilator is a "complicated machine and not a lot of countries in the world have the capacity to make this".

The minister expressed hope that the country would be able to meet its own need for ventilators and would also be able to export the equipment.

"When the first Covid-19 case was recorded in February 26, we were not producing anything. Within a few months, we have become capable of producing our own equipment," he said, congratulating the Pakistan Engineering Council, National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), scientists and technicians.

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 the European Union (EU) standards.


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