Prime Minister Imran Khan visited
National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) at Haripur today to inaugurate the production facility of first ever indigenously developed ventilators in Pakistan.
Minister for Science & Technology Mr. Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Energy Mr. Omar Ayub, PM’s Focal Person for COVID-19 Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chairman NDMA Lt. General Muhammad Afzal and senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Managing Director NRTC Brig. Tofique Ahmed gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister about the history, sectors of research and development, products and services of NRTC.
MD briefed that NRTC is indigenously providing services including communication equipment, E-policing, Electro-Medical equipment, hardware & software.
Prime Minister commended the initiative taken by NRTC and the Ministry of Science & Technology for the first ever indigenously produced ventilator. PM stated that it’s a landmark achievement for Pakistan and congratulated the entire team.
PM emphasized that we have abundant talent in our country to take us to self-reliance in new technological innovation and our government will strongly support any initiative to harness the potential of our youth.
PM stated that our approach in response to Pandemic and adopting smart lockdown while keeping the economy afloat has been widely acknowledged, our focus will now remain on comprehensive health reforms.
Later, the Prime Minister inaugurated the ventilator production facility and visited various sections of NRTC.