Pakistan becomes 2nd country in the Muslim World to produce indigenous cardiac stunts
Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally inaugurate Pakistan’s first indigenous cardiac stent manufacturing facility at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) today.
With that, Pakistan will become the 18th country worldwide to locally manufacture cardiac stents. Pakistan will also become the 2ndMuslim state after Turkey and the 2ndcountry in South Asia after India to produce cardiac stents. ------------------------------
According to Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, the cardiac stents developed at NUST are in line with European standards and will save Pakistan Rs. 8 billion on its annual import bill.
He added that the local production will bring down the prices of cardiac stents in Pakistan that will ultimately benefit the heart patients.
Earlier this year in March, the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) had granted approval to NUST for setting up a cardiac stent manufacturing plant.