The development work on Institute for Surgical Technology and revamping of Metal Industry Development Centre Sialkot (MIDC) is in full swing. Official sources in MIDC told Business Recorder on Tuesday that the renovation work of existing building and double story of Institute of Surgical Technology had already been completed.
The basic concept of establishment of the institute is to produce trained and skilled workforce for catering needs of the surgical industry while revamping of MIDC is to provide modern common facility, adversary service and transfer of technology to the small and medium businessmen engaged with surgical industry of Sialkot.
The Institute for Surgical Technology will provide training in the field of die and mould making, forging, machining, heat treatment, electronics and quality control etc areas identified by the local surgical industry. The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) under the directive of Punjab government has taken the step to address the problems being faced by the surgical instruments manufacturers and to modernise the surgical industry enabling it to cope with the new challenges of the world market.
The Institute would be completed at a cost of Rs 334.384 million out of which Rs 271.186 million would be mobilised on the purchase of necessary machinery for the institute while revamping of MIDC would be accomplished at a cost of Rs 234.351 million. Over 70 percent ultra modern machinery has so far been installed and remaining machinery would be installed shortly, they said.