ISLAMABAD, Jan 14 (APP): Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said this year will be a game changer for Made in Pakistan devices and machines in health sector.
In a tweet, Chaudhry Fawad said the country (Pakistan) which was not even producing its own syringes will include in the list of those countries that make the most advance machinery, this year.
The federal minister said that at least two big brands of the world were ready to set up their factories in Pakistan.
اس سال صحت کے شعبے میں #MadeInPakistan آلات اور مشینوں کیلئے گیم چینجر سال ہو گا، ہم جو اپنی سرنج تک نہیں بناتے تھے اس سال انتہائ جدید مشینری بنانے والے ملکوں میں شامل ہو جائیں گے، کم از کم دنیا کے دو بڑے برانڈز پاکستان میں اپنی فیکٹری لگانے کو تیار ہیں https://t.co/P6HbthvqX6
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 14, 2021
The federal minister also stated during an event the other day that Pakistan will be able to manufacture its own X-ray and dialysis machines during next four to six months.
While in his previous tweets, Chaudhry Fawad termed attaining self-sufficiency in COVID-19 related material by Pakistan with the efforts of its scientists, engineers and technicians as a big success.
Earlier, the country lacked the medical equipment including masks, goggles, protective gears, ventilators etc. to fight the pandemic when the first phase of COVID appeared in the month of February, but now the situation is entirely different.
Pakistan was setting up new industries for medical instruments saving four billion dollars of foreign exchange. The country was also manufacturing cardiac stents and would be making pacemaker of heart within a year, he informed.