ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated a production facility of the first ever indigenously-developed ventilators in the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Ventilators will be produced at the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in the city of Haripur, some 90 km from the capital city Islamabad, according to government officials and local reports.
The prime minister's office said that the NRTC has become the first organization in Pakistan which has indigenously developed and started local manufacturing of Portable Ventilators named "SafeVent SP100."
"It is a landmark achievement for Pakistan and I congratulate the entire team," the prime minister said in his remarks during the visit. "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," Khan added.
The NRTC has already produced 15 units of the ventilator and has a production capacity to manufacture 250-300 units per month.