4,200 ventilators, 83 coronavirus testing laboratories are functional: NDMA
ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal Tuesday said that NDMA was providing the medical equipment to the provinces equally, more than 4,200 ventilators and 83 testing laboratories were made functional.
Talking to a private news channel, NDMA chairman explained that there were total 4,200 ventilators in the country , and 109 of them were for coronavirus patients only, adding, we have equipped our country’s hospitals and coronavirus centers to provide best treatment facilities to our patients.
He also said that the relief organisation has around 500 ventilators in its warehouse which are a strategic reserve and will be handed over to provinces as per their needs.
The NDMA chairman said that the government is not limiting itself to procuring ventilators, but is also taking measures to equip its doctors to use them where government will also launching online training for doctors, paramedical staff and support medical staff at every district level on how to use a ventilator, and treat and care for patients who are on ventilator.
He said there was a shortage of ventilators in the international market, however, the number of ventilators was not currently an issue in Pakistan. – APP