The briefing underscored that so far the ministry has prepared 57 ventilator designs out of which 16 were approved for the ICU requirements
The Punjab government procured 100 more ventilators for COVID-19 health facilities as all vent machines were now occupied by the coronavirus patients in the provincial capital Lahore.
According to NCOC, 64 per cent ventilators are being used for coronavirus patients in Multan, 47 pc in Islamabad, 36 pc in Lahore, 28 pc in Rawalpindi.
202 out of 309 patients were put on ventilators in different medical facilities across Pakistan during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
The United States (US) government has donated 100 ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight against Covid-19
Our medical supplies needed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic are more than our requirement, he said.
'This donation delivers on President Donald Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Pakistan’s urgent response to the pandemic'
Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan has joined the ranks of those few countries which are producing their own ventilators.
'Pakistan will join the list of a few countries that manufacture complex medical devices'