The Surgical Instruments Industry contributes a prominent share in the exports of the country and Pakistan exports about 250 million US dollars of surgical instruments to 140 countries across the world due to excellent skills of manufacturing instruments.
The industry practically got established in early 1940s in the country and mainly it is situated in and around the city of Sialkot where surgical instruments, dental and beauty instruments are manufactured.
It is estimated that 80% to 90% of the Surgical Instruments produced by the industry are exported to the world. The industry has adopted the latest technology and equipment to produce the export quality surgical instruments a few decades ago. Over 99% of the country’s production is manufactured at Sialkot. According to the Pakistan Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association (PSIMA) , over 2300 companies are manufacturing surgical instruments in Pakistan from which around 30 can be considered large –APP