ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has informed that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has allowed local production of the raw material of Chloroquine to tackle the coronavirus.
The SAPM Dr Zafar Mirza said that the DRAP has also permitted clinical trials of plasma therapy for the treatment of coronaviurs.
He informed that the DRAP has given several permissions related to the treatment of the coronavirus which also included the clinical trials of the country made ventilators.
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has manufactured the ventilators which are being tested before its use.
Dr Zafar Mirza also informed that the health ministry has also permitted more than 50 companies to manufacture hand sanitizers for a period of three months for the prevention of the coronavirus.
He added that the companies having licenses from the ministry will manufacture hand sanitizers under the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).