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VIDEO: Imran Khan inaugurates production facility of Pakistan's first ever ventilators


Imran Khan prays after inaugurating the country’s first ever ventilators production unit in Haripur on Monday.

Gulf Today Report

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated the facility of Pakistan’s first-ever indigenously made ventilators at National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.


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The prime minister opened the project of local manufacturing of portable ventilators named “SafeVent SP100,” having the FDA/CE approval as economical and reliable ventilator in terms of usage and safety.

Terming the occasion as “landmark achievement,” he said abundant talent in the country could help gain self-reliance in technological innovation and vowed the government’s strong support to such initiatives.

Imran commended the initiative of NRTC team and the Ministry of Science and Technology for successfully producing locally-made ventilators.

He said Pakistan’s response to coronavirus pandemic and adopting strategy of smart lockdown while keeping economy afloat is widely acknowledged.

ImranVentilatorUnitImran Khan during his visit to the NRTC Haripur on Monday.

He mentioned that the government would focus on introducing and implementing comprehensive health reforms.

The prime minister visited various sections of NRTC and the production facility of ventilators.

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Managing Director NRTC Brig. Tofique Ahmed gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister about the history, sectors of research and development, products and services of NRTC.

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He said NRTC is indigenously providing services in diverse areas including communication equipment, e-policing, electro-medical equipment, and hardware and software.

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The inaugural ceremony at NRTC was attended by Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Energy Omar Ayub, PM’s focal person for COVID-19 Dr Faisal Sultan and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Muhammad Afzal.

The NRTC has already produced 15 units of "SafeVent SP100" and has a production capacity to manufacture 250-300 units per month.

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