Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry informed on Tuesday that a fourth 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 center was established in Faisalabad and added, “The country will begin producing auto disposable syringes from September.”
The move comes as the country battles a fourth Covid wave, with the Delta variant taking its toll on the health system.
Pakistan reported 2,145 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 993,872.