Minister for Science and Technology Syed Shibli Faraz Thursday termed Sehat Sehalut Program a revolutionary step to cater to healthcare needs of Pakistani people.
He said this while speaking as chief guest at the 1st Surgical Instrument Exhibition organized by Shifa International Hospital and the Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP).
The minister lauded the efforts of Shifa Int. Hospital and SIMAP for bringing quality surgical and dental instruments to local hospitals and healthcare professionals to ultimately contribute to healthcare quality and patient safety.
He emphasized that technology plays a significant role in the national development and Ministry of Science and Technology is actively working on upgrading technology infrastructure in Pakistan by research, capacity building, planning and other initiatives.
The mutual objective of the exhibition was to bring together all the stakeholders on one platform to make the quality products accessible to local hospitals and healthcare providers.
More than 40 leading manufacturers displayed a wide range of surgical products for a notable number of visitors which included doctors, healthcare professionals, and representatives from other hospitals.
On the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said that, “We should patronize and promote Pakistan’s local industry by developing national markets as well. “