Another landmark achievement for Pakistan, It has become the second Muslim country to manufacture heart stents.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated the N-Ovative Health Technology Facility at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
PM Imran, speaking after the inauguration, stated that the locally produce stents will benefit the country by saving foreign exchange and the more “poor patients”. As in Pakistan and around the world “most people die due to heart disease”, adding that it was an expensive treatment.
“You saved our foreign exchange [reserves] and gave us the opportunity to provide treatment to more poor patients,” PM Khan added.
Earlier in a tweet, PM Office said that the facility will be the first to locally manufacture cardiac stents, adding that it will also make Pakistan the 18th country in the world to do so.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI will inaugurate N-Ovative Health Technology Facility at NUST Islamabad (@Official_NUST) today.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) October 16, 2020
This is the first facility in Pakistan that will locally manufacturer cardiac stents. Pakistan becomes the 18th country in the world to do so. pic.twitter.com/faqhd8Ql8h