Pakistan fully capable of manufacturing ventilators, sanitizers & PPEs: NDMA chief

25 May, 2020 8:00 am

ISLAMABAD ( 92 News ) – National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal has said Pakistan is fully capable in manufacturing ventilators, sanitizers, masks, personal protective equipment to effectively combat COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking to a private news channel, he commended the services of medical staffers including laboratory technicians and pathological experts working in the provincial and federal hospitals. He appreciated the laboratories and hospitals for increasing the testing capacity of the coronavirus patients.

To a question about availability of required equipment for coronavirus, he said the NDMA has sufficient stock including kits for testing coronavirus patients.

He said if the provincial governments needed anything, they should send the request to the NDMA to meet their demands.

About the time frame for ending the coronavirus pandemic in the country, he said advanced nations having rich financial and medical resources are still fighting viral infection.

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