The COVID-19 situation in Pakistan has become rather panicky and despondent. More than hundred thousand cases have been identified and death toll has reached 2172. More than thirty five thousand cases have recovered. But unfortunately, the virus is spreading like wildfire with hospitals now full.
However, on a note of positivity, Federal Science and Technology Minister, Fawad Chaudhry has said that local production for N95 masks has started and market distribution is expected in two weeks.
Previously, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain mentioned that the ban on exports of personal protective equipment and related medical supplies will be completely lifted. Local manufacturers will now be able to export critical COVID-19 medical supplies to other countries as well. This will help Pakistan’s economy immensely especially, pertaining to the deficit balance of payment.
This week ban on exports of PPE’s ll be completely lifted and Pakistani manufactures ll be able to export COVID 19 related material to the world, this trade ll help Pak immensely … #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/uSCp0TQyuv— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 29, 2020
With the influx of patients, hospitals have become extremely overwhelmed. Doctors are working over time that too under extraneous circumstances and dwindling medical supplies. Local production of COVID-19 equipment is extremely critical in such challenging times. Pertaining to the fact that they are short in the market and people need them in order to keep themselves from contracting the virus.