ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that coronavirus quality testing kits will be available within two or three days while Pakistan will also be able to manufacture 150000 kits within a few weeks.
The Federal Minister for Science and Technology visited National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and inspected the samples of corona testing kits, sanitizers, corona drone spray and ventilators manufactured by the NUST.
Talking to media at the occasion Fawad Chaudhry said that the NUST has sent the corona kits to Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) while the kits will be available within two to three days adding that Pakistan will be able to manufacture 150000 kits.
He said that we expect the NUST kind of performance from the country’s universities while he added that Pakistan engineering council has sent two designs of ventilators to the DRAP after approval and soon Pakistan will be able to export ventilators.
The minister said that we can’t estimate the spread of the coronavirus in the country while a decision regarding extension in the lock-down will be decided after April 15 data.