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PM Imran Hands Over First Batch Of Locally-Manufactured Ventilators To NDMA

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday handed over the first batch of locally-manufactured ventilators to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to announce the good news. He said, “A landmark achieved. First badge of #MadeInPakistan Ventilators #SafeVent handed over to NDMA by PM of Pakistan.”

On Monday, the prime minister also visited the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) where he inaugurated the production facility of first-ever indigenously developed ventilators.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran said the government’s approach in response to coronavirus pandemic and adopting smart lockdown while keeping the economy afloat has been widely acknowledged. “Our focus will now remain on comprehensive health reforms,” he added, commending the initiative taken by NRTC and the Ministry of Science and Technology to manufacture the indigenously produced ventilators.

The premier termed the development a ‘landmark achievement’ for Pakistan and congratulated the entire team of NRTC and Ministry of Science and Technology.

On Jan 30, Minister Fawad Chaudhry had informed the National Assembly about the first consignment of domestically produced ventilators.

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