Medical Equipment will now be made locally

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

27th Sep, 2020. 01:03 pm
Medical Equipment

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said a unit to produce medical equipment in the country locally has been established in Faisalabad Industrial Zone.

Taking to his official twitter handle, Fawad Chaudhry said local manufacturing of all this equipment would greatly reduce medical device imports worth Rs1.4 billion.

He added that we will now produce Injections, Canolas, Xray Machines, Heart stents, Dialysis machines in Pakistan.

In February this, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, all duties levied on medical equipment imported into the country have been removed.

“This is because we want more and more hospitals to be opened by the private sector,” he said.

These include medical equipment/machinery and apparatus like coronavirus detection kits, surgical masks, multimode ventilator with an air compressor, face shields, and other medical equipment.

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