IT-T minister Haque views bloodless dialysis machine

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – October 1, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The information technology and telecommunications (IT-T) minister Syed Amin Ul Haque was shown, Wednesday, Pakistan’s first bloodless kidney dialysis machine developed by Byonyks, a medical devices company.

According to an official statement, the special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on health Faisal Sultan called on IT-T minister Haque, in the federal capital, along-with Byonyks founder Farrukh Usman who demonstrated the machine.

Byonyks founder Usman briefed that Byonyks’ unique technology does not require extracting blood out of the human body to perform the dialysis.

Patients can perform dialysis at home without any supervision with protection from life threatening infections.

IT-T minister Haque appreciated that the blood dialysis machine has been developed by Byonyks through funding provided by Ignite, the attached department of the IT-T ministry.

He vowed to extend the support of his ministry to all such innovative products that can facilitate the lower strata of society in the field of health, education, agriculture, energy, telecom, finance and other verticals.

IT-T minister Haque hoped that the health ministry will extend its help regarding the provision of this machine in hospitals for patients’ treatment.

While appreciating the efforts of Byonyks team, health SAPM Sultan mentioned that these type of innovations should be encouraged and congratulated the IT-T ministry, Ignite and Byonyks.

Earlier, Ignite chief executive officer (CEO) Syed Junaid Imam said that having funded the project our thrust is towards commercialisation of the product and Wednesday’s presentation to health SAPM Sultan is the first step to highlight it to the concerned quarters of the federal government.

Byonyks is preparing for industrial manufacturing of the machine that uses Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) technique, the company hopes to reduce the cost of single dialysis by 1/3 of the hemodialysis.

IT-T secretary Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui was also present.