The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that a vaccine against Covid19 is expected to be available by the start of next year. He said that 1100 ventilators are being produced monthly in the country.
According to media reports, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain stated these remarks while addressing a news conference in Lahore on Saturday.
The Science Minister has said that Pakistan will soon become self-sufficient in producing medical equipment. He said that a medical industrial unit will be established at Allama Iqbal Industrial City Faisalabad.
The Federal Minister further stated that Pakistan is also working on local manufacturing of X-ray and dialysis machines.
“30 million syringes will be manufactured locally to administer vaccine of Covid19,” he added.