In order to boost the pandemic’s potential, the federal minister chaired an emergency meeting for the development of locally produced coronavirus control kits and ventilators.
“The locally-produced ventilators will also be available in the market by a month,” said the minister adding that the locally-produced material would be as per the international standards.
He further said that the kits and ventilators will be three-times cheaper than those purchased from abroad.
Earlier in the day, another special plane of China carrying medical supplies regarding Coronavirus pandemic arrived in Karachi. The medical supplies include testing kits, N-95 masks and protective suits.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on March 27 had received a consignment of medical aid from China for fighting the coronavirus epidemic in the country at Karachi airport.
The governor received the aid consignment on behalf of the federal government. The consignment comprises 56,000 testing kits to detect coronavirus cases, N95 surgical masks, and other medical emergency equipment.
A team of Chinese doctors also arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to help the country in containing the spread of the coronavirus.