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Pak Engineering Council has received 48 designs of ventilators: Fawad

Pak Engineering Council has received 48 designs of ventilators: Fawad
April 1, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Technology Fawad Chaudry has said that Pak Engineering Council has received 48 designs of ventilators. In a tweet, the minister mentioned that Pak Engineering Council received 48 designs of ventilators three approved and now sent to DRAP for final approvals. “Trials of these ventilators will be conducted in four hospitals once approved will go for commercial manufacturing, indigenous Ventilators will be far cheaper,” Fawad Chaudhry tweeted. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has informed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan that presently, 20 coronavirus testing laboratories are fully functional whereas 12 more would be established soon. This was apprised by Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal at a meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan in Islamabad. The prime minister reached that the first consignment of 57,000 kits was imported from China, followed by another of 30,000, while 192,000 more would reach Pakistan by today. The meeting reviewed over the coronavirus control, diagnosing facilities, continuity of industrial process under the current situation. The meeting decided that besides the public hospitals, it would be binding upon the private sector run hospitals to allocate beds and facilities for the coronavirus infection patients under a special ratio. The premier directed for expediting coordination and compiling of data process regarding infected patients, health facilities in hospitals, testing kits, and availability of ventilators in all the provinces. On the other hand, the number of total coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reached 2039 across the country till Wednesday after diagnosing 178 new cases within 24 hours.