Around 48 Pakistan-made ventilators of different designs have been waiting for approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). DRAP had previously suggested a few changes, including the addition of artificial lungs. Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry has confirmed that the country will begin manufacturing ventilators for commercial purposes from next week.
He assured that there would be no compromise on the machines’ quality. The virus attacks the patients’ lungs and makes it difficult for them to breathe properly. This is where ventilators come in handy, especially for those in critical condition. The machine helps them breathe.