World Bank gives 44 ventilators to KP government

PESHAWAR: With an aim to fight coronavirus, the World Bank (WB) on Wednesday has provided 44 ventilators to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government. The ventilators were provided to the KP government on its request. The WB will provide overall 120 ventilators to the provincial government. The provision of ventilators will help in fighting against the COVID-19. Moreover, the World Bank will also provide 0.2 million masks and other safety equipment to the KP government. Earlier March, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry hasd claimed that Pakistan’s locally manufactured ventilators are likely to be handed over to Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). Fawad Chaudhry, in his media talks, revealed that the country has successfully manufactured ventilators, a much needed medical equipment for the hospitals amid the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. “I have suggested the federal government for getting capable of local manufacturing of ventilators. In Shah Allah, the ventilators manufactured this week will be handed over to DRAP [Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan],” the minister had claimed.