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ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the country’s first indigenous ventilator manufacturing facility in a big move towards making Pakistan self-reliant in the production of medical equipment.
Separately, the prime minister raised the issue of coronavirus-related travel restrictions on Pakistan in a video conference with the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), and sought his cooperation in eliminating those curbs.
“It is a landmark achievement for the country and I congratulate the entire team,” Mr Khan said after inaugurating the ventilators factory at the National Radio and Telecommunications Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur.
He said the government’s focus would now be on reforming the health sector. “Our approach in response to the pandemic and adopting smart lockdown while keeping the economy afloat has been widely acknowledged and now our focus will be on comprehensive health reforms.”