The United States (US) has donated 100 ventilators in order to facilitate Pakistan to support its fight against Covid-19. The ventilators arrived in Karachi on July 2 and will be distributed in hospitals across the country. Made in America, the ventilators are valued at at least $3 million and reflect the latest in cutting-edge medical design and technology.
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.