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SC summons Dr Samar Mubarakmand over non-production of locally-made stents | Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket of Pakistan Wednesday took discover of non-production of locally-made coronary stents for cardiac sufferers within the nation, regardless of issuance of Rs35 million by the federal government and summoned Pakistani scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand to seem earlier than the bench.

A 3-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, resumed listening to a suo motu case pertaining to unregistered stents within the nation.

A coronary stent is a tube-shaped system positioned within the coronary arteries that provide blood to the guts, to maintain the arteries open within the therapy of coronary coronary heart illness.

The chief justice, in the course of the listening to, remarked that they’ve come throughout some stories suggesting that Dr Samar was issued a whopping Rs350 million in 2004 for the manufacturing of coronary stents.

However regardless of the fee, the manufacturing of cardiac stent by no means started domestically, Justice Nisar stated, inquiring as to the place was this quantity spent then?

The apex courtroom ordered the scientist to seem earlier than it on February three, apart from searching for a reply from the federal authorities.

On Monday, the apex courtroom was knowledgeable that the manufacturing of locally-made cardiac stents shall be accomplished by June this 12 months.

Throughout Monday’s proceedings, the chief justice had remarked: “When will we hear the nice tidings that Pakistan has accomplished manufacturing of its personal stents?”

To which, coronary heart skilled Dr Murtaza shared that Pakistan shall be producing its personal cardiac stents by June 2018.

“I’m completely happy that Pakistani stents will make their approach into the market quickly. Attempt your greatest that the stents come out there earlier than June,” the chief justice had remarked.

Justice Nisar had additionally questioned the respondent concerning the worth of the stent, to which Dr Murtaza had replied that it could be offered for Rs15,000.

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