Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Pakistan will soon become self-sufficient in producing medical equipment.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Saturday, he said that a medical industrial unit will be established at Allama Iqbal Industrial City Faisalabad.
He said that 1100 ventilators are being produced monthly in the country and a vaccine against COVID-19 is expected to be available by the start of next year.
He said Pakistan is also working on local manufacturing of X-ray and dialysis machines.
He said that 30 million syringes will be manufactured locally to administer vaccine of COVID-19.