THE Mony Industries Group has launched a pharmaceutical factory to step up the fight against Covid-19 and help with government efforts to increase medical supplies in the country.
In officiating the launch of the new industry in Kigamboni district, Dar es Salaam region, the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Dorothy Gwajima welcomed the decision de Mony Industries to be part of efforts to improve health services in the country.
Dr Gwajima assured them of the government’s cooperation to support their efforts, which are in line with the government’s agenda.
âI congratulate the Board of Directors of Mony Industries for this important step in the launch of the pharmaceutical industry. The sixth phase government led by our President Samia Suluhu Hassan is supporting efforts like these, âshe said.
Dr Gwajima explained that the government has prioritized the health sector to ensure that health services are delivered effectively to every Tanzanian, as a healthy nation is an important factor in reviving industrial economy.
âI call on my compatriots in Tanzania to adopt a healthy lifestyle, as statistics show that noncommunicable diseases account for 27% of all deaths in the country. This, in addition to losing the national workforce, the government incurs costs for the treatment of these diseases that could have been avoided by observing a healthy lifestyle â, underlined Dr. Gwajima.
For her part, the Managing Director of Mony Industries, Violet Mordichai, said she has complied with professional and legal requirements that will ensure the production of quality medical supplies, in accordance with the guidelines of the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA). .
âOur factory is one of the few factories in the East African region to use advanced technology to produce quality products,â Ms. Mordichai said.
She said the industry has seven state-of-the-art machines that produce 100 masks in a minute or over 700,000 a day with medical mask production capabilities. She informed that the industry will also soon start producing surgical and medical gloves, which can withstand local and international markets.
âAs a key player in improving the health sector in the country, the launch of this factory is part of an effort to actively support the efforts of the Sixth Phase Government under the good leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan in the development of industries in our country. , jobs, as well as facilitating access to health services, âshe said.
The factory and its surroundings comply with the required standard, the roof and walls of the production house have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).