Minister of Health Dr Ahmed Emad al Din Radi - Press photo/By Mahmoud Fakhry
CAIRO – 5 July 2017: Minister of Health and Population, Ahmed Emad al Din Radi, stated that Insulin Medical Professions Company, which Acadima Pharmaceutical Company owns 44% of, produces 40% of the insulin market needs.
Emad al Din added that our annual needs of insulin do not exceed 10 million containers, the factory produces 40%, noting that the production capacity of the factory is about 12 million containers, which can produce 120% of the needs of the market thanks to its large capacity.
The Minister of Health and Population said “our strategic reserve of insulin is safe,” pointing out that the state has become a shield and sword in the manufacture of medicine, through the company of Acadima, which owns 19 drug factories,.
He announced that he is expected to hand President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a 15-day periodical report about any shortage in medications to consider solutions to decrease exporting medicine and domestically manufacture them instead.
He added that the insulin share of every pharmacy would rise to 10 containers for each pharmacy to put an end to the crisis.