PAEC (the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) recently Wednesday stated that Pakistan’s “first ICU (indigenous intensive care unit) ventilator”: i-Live has been developed by them.
PACE’s engineers and scientists developed that ventilator and following all the essential quality standards and all the regulatory function’s requirements, the body claimed in a statement. Furthermore, they stated that at PACE hospital in Islamabad, the doctors are provided with input as well during the development process.
The evaluation team from PEC (the Pakistan Engineering Council) and Pakistan Innovation and Technology Centre tested the i-Live ventilator and declared it fine and approved it, said PACE.
At Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, the Clinical trials of the ventilator were conducted under the supervision of senior doctors, medical researchers, and biomedical engineers. In short, the ventilator has passed all the stages of medical validation and engineering evaluation successfully.
Moreover, the spokesperson of PAEC, Shahid Riaz Khan stated that today, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has also approved the ventilator, and from now onward, the “i-Live” will be supplied and manufactured by PAEC to all the hospitals of Pakistan. The more he said that is a big catch for us that we have become able to create manufacturing and designing the life-saving equipment.
Mohammad Naeem the Chairman of PAEC also congratulated the doctors, scientists, and engineers who are involved in the development of the ventilator and the production is a great quantity of i-Live will immediately meet the increasing demand in the context of the ongoing Corona pandemic.
Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Information at “#MadeInPakistan” ventilator, also congratulated PAEC.
In the last 2 years is quite appreciating, the success of Pakistan in the development of medical equipment at the international level. The more he said that he wanted to congratulate the technicians, engineers, and the entire team. Moreover, he said that this made us raise our heads with pride.
The previous day, Senator Shibli Faraz, Minister for Science and Technology said that the registration of ventilators with Drap his ministry would expedite to ensure the timely availability of their induction in export and the healthcare system.
Pak Vent-1 which is another ventilator, Nescom developed it and the PEC also stated it clearly and it is just waiting for approval from Drap.