Pakistan Becomes 2nd Muslim Country that Manufactures Cardiac Stents

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 2nd Muslim state after Turkey and the 2nd country in South Asia after India to produce cardiac stents.


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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.


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Besides, a 200-acre medical equipment manufacturing zone is being set up in the Faisalabad industrial area where essential medical equipment including stents, cannulas, syringes, needles, x-ray, and dialysis machines will be developed, allowing Pakistan to save $1.4 billion on its import bill.

Another medical equipment manufacturing zone will be set up in Sialkot which will increase the district’s current annual exports from $400 million to $2 billion in just two years.

    • A journey of a thousand mile starts with a small step. Once the manufacturing starts and prices coming down there will be sponsors who will come forward and help support the needy Insha’Allah.

  • Fawad Chaudhary must have some shame for taking credit of a 3 year old project. 24 Crore rupees grant was allotted to it in the past and current PTI government must give the credit to the previous government for giving grant that is bearing fruit right now. Tell us some new project that is started during this government’s period?

    • Commend those who walk the talk and showed ability to do. Politicians will come and go, science will stay and these people will prosper. 24 Crore rupees was people money, it did not come out from the pockets of those you presumably follow. Or, this could be the left over they couldn’t steal

      • There is something like acknowledging the contribution of predecessors instead of trying to fake credit.

  • Brilliant. Well done. It will save/help Pakistan and Pakistanis. Keep up the good work.

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