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EDCL’s penicillin unit begins trial production next month
GOPALGANJ, Aug 28, 2018 (BSS) – State-owned pharmaceutical manufacturer
Essential Drugs Company Ltd (EDCL) will begin the trial production of
penicillin unit from next month.
“Of the project’s four unit, the penicillin unit would start its
production on trial basis from next month in Gopalganj,” Health and Family
Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim told a view-exchange meeting here.
“Installment of the 3rd plant has already been completed…Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina would formally inaugurate the plant next month,” said
Full phase production of the plants would start from December of this
year, the minister added.
Currently, EDCL is supplying 72 percent of its medicines to government
hospitals and health care centres, Nasim said, adding, “EDCL would be able to
provide 100 percent medicines to the hospitals as soon as these plants go
into full production.”
The construction work of EDCL, 3rd Plant project was taken up in March,
2015 at a cost of Taka 600 crores on 10 acres of land. At least 778 people
would be employed in the factory.
The plant will consist of administration Building (Main Building),
Penicillin Production Building, Utility and Engineering Building,
Contraceptive Production Building, Inter Venus (IV) Production Building,
Quality Control (QC) and Iron Tablet Production Building, Central Ware House
Building, Gate Housing Building and Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).