Pakistan now able to produce masks, protective clothing: Fawad Chaudhry

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday the nation should be proud of Pakistani organisations and professionals who have risen to the challenge posed by the Covid-19 crisis.

Taking to Twitter, he said the country is now able to produce its own face masks and protective clothing and in position to export hand sanitisers. He added they are very close to producing their own N95 masks as well.

The minister said testing kits and ventilators produced locally are going through final trials, and added the country was importing all these equipment a few weeks back.

“These successes should serve as an eye opener for the despondent lot that always told us that we could not do anything.”

Earlier, on April 11, Fawad Chaudhry had the ministry’s initiative to repair broken ventilators across Pakistan has successfully fixed 163 units thus far.

He said that members of national assemblies have been asked to undertake the practice in their respective constituencies so that the number for repaired ventilators could increase and the initiative gains pace according to the severity of the issue at hand.