Home / World / Pakistan Becomes ‘Second Muslim Country’ to Manufacture Heart Stents
Pakistan becomes 'second Muslim country' to manufacture heart stents

Pakistan Becomes ‘Second Muslim Country’ to Manufacture Heart Stents

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Friday became the “second Muslim country” in the world to produce heart stents in the country after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated the N-Ovative Health Technology Centre at the National University of science and technology (NUST).
The prime Minister’s office said the facility would be the first to manufacture cardiac stents locally, adding that this would also make Pakistan the 18th country in the world making its stents.
Pakistani prime minister, speaking after the inauguration, expressed his happiness and praised NUST for achieving the feat of producing locally made stents.
He said that in Pakistan and around the world, “most people die of heart disease,” adding that it is an expensive treatment. He also added that the locally produced stents would benefit the country by saving foreign exchange and “poor patients”.
“You saved our foreign currency [reserves] and made it possible for us to treat more poor patients,” Prime Minister Imran Khan told the assembly.
Previously, Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, announced that Pakistan would take “another big step” in medical technology with the inauguration of the facility.
“Today, the Prime Minister inaugurates [a] cardiac stent manufacturing plant at NUST Science Park,” the Minister tweeted.
He added that the stents will be produced according to European standards and will place Pakistan among the group of countries that can make stents.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s special assistant for political communication, Shahbaz Gill, said Pakistan would become the “second Muslim country” in the world and in South Asia after Turkey to produce stents.
“This will save Rs 8 billion a year in foreign exchange. Congratulations to the nation and the scientists,” said Gill.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

Check Also

Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain Signs First Major Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Japan

LONDON – Britain and Japan officially signed a trade deal on Friday, marking the UK’s …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *