Surgical city project to be established in Sialkot on 100 acres to boost more than a century old local surgical industry.
Jahangir Babar Bajwa, Group Chairman of Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association Pakistan (SIMAP), stated that work on the surgical city project has begun and it will be completed soon.
The land for the project has been expanded from 50 acres to 100 acres on the city outskirts to curb environmental pollution in the area.
SIMAP Chairman Waqas Raza stated that the organization is always trying to solve the problems of its members, and that it can play an active role in the national economy by increasing surgical instrument exports and earning the most value for the country.
Surgical City project would help boost the local surgical industry, besides enhancing the $400 million surgical exports from Sialkot.
The Pakistani Surgical Tools Industry dates back more than a century, when a few British doctors had their surgical instruments fixed by expert Sialkot artisans, laying the foundation for the Sialkot Surgical Industry.
The surgical tool industry is primarily concentrated in and around Sialkot’s outskirts. Sialkot is the center of about 99 percent of the country’s production. There are about 3,500 companies in this industry.
Pakistan is one of the most important countries in the world for manufacturing and exporting high-quality surgical tools.
The United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia are the top ten buyers. The United States is the largest market for disposable instruments, whereas the European Union imports the bulk of reusable instruments. Pakistan’s direct surgical tool exports to China are also increasing.
This will be further enhanced by mega projects like Surgical City project at Sialkot which will play active role in the national economy by increasing the export of surgical instruments and earning maximum value for the country.