Locally developed ventilators will be available for commercial in two to three weeks, after final testing, told Prof Dr Attaur Rehman Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology
The Chairman of Task Force on Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman confirmed that the locally manufactured ventilators would be promoted within two to four weeks after their final testing which will be conducted by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
While he was replying to a question based on delayed production of locally produced ventilators during an exclusive talk with a certain private news channel, he regarded ventilator as a not-so-simple commodity because it has proper pumping and multiple control systems for the purpose of saving lives of mankind.
The Chairman Task Force declared that initially they received its 45 to 50 designs, out of which 11 were approved with three designs on emergency basis after due consultations with DRAP and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
The work on native produced ventilators was in its final stage and a numerous surgical industries have also shown their interest for introducing these ventilators in the market.
Previously, few weeks back, Minister for Science and Technology, Ch. Fawwad told media and said that Pakistan is going to get its locally developed ventilators very soon as the prototype of the much-needed medical equipment is with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) for final clinical testing and licensing. DRAP has adopted British standards for clinical testing of the ventilators.
He further added, that the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) was handling the “top priority project” to overcome the shortage of ventilators in the country.