Addis Abeba August 15/2020 (ENA) Ethiopian Prescription drugs Manufacturing Sh. Co. (EPHARM) disclosed at the moment that it has begun the manufacturing of hand sanitizer and Face-masks in a big -scale in response to the prevention of COVID-19 within the nation.
The comment got here at a ceremony organized by the Firm to announce the launch of native mass manufacturing of sanitizer and Face-mask within the presence of presidency officers.
Within the event, Board Chairman of the Ethiopian Prescription drugs Manufacturing Sh. Co. (EPHARM), Mohammed Nuri mentioned the corporate has been taking part in a pivotal function within the combat in opposition to COVID-19 within the nation by offering the nation with numerous medical provides together with sanitizer.
The Firm had begun producing sanitizer in small dimension following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, nonetheless, presently, the corporate has elevated its capability of manufacturing to 10 thousand liters per day, he added.
The Chairman identified that by importing equipment from broad, the corporate has now additionally in a position to produce 100 thousand Face-masks per day.
In accordance with him, the sanitizer and Face- masks being produced by the Firm are proved to fulfill the worldwide high quality customary.
Producing such medical provides regionally would assist save the nation’s international foreign money spending to import the merchandise, he famous.
“The Company will further continue efforts to produce other medical supplies vital to prevent the pandemic,” Mohammed disclosed.
State Minister of Well being, Dr. Dejene Digumma on his half mentioned producing sanitizer and Face-masks regionally could be very essential because it helps to fill the present provide gaps of defending supplies within the combat in opposition to COVID-19.
Affirming his authorities’s dedication to offering the required help to the Firm in its effort to the combat in opposition to the virus, Dr. Dereje urged the general public to correctly use Face-masks and sanitizer to assist comprise the unfold of the pandemic.
State Minister of Commerce and Business, Ambassador Misganu Arga appreciated the corporate for correctly succeeding its social duty.
He additional suggested the corporate to totally make the most of its capability to grab Africa’s markets and obtain its dream of being one of many first three pharmaceutical manufacturing industries within the continent.
Moreover, the corporate at the moment has donated 100 hundreds of Face-masks to well being professionals who’re engaged in combating COVID-19, it was indicated.