Acting Republican President, Inonge Wina, yesterday commissioned Yash Life Sciences, the manufacturers of quality essential medicines in Kafue’s Shimabala area.
Mrs Wina stated that the development is another milestone in the government’s quest to an all-round socio-economic landscape of the country.
She said the commissioning of a manufacturing plant for essential medicines will ensure that the establishment of a robust and resilient supply chain, as government remains committed to achieving a nation of productive and healthy people.
The Acting President noted that the development will further contribute to the provision of medical supply needs and government’s crusade to attain universal health coverage in the provision of access to essential medicines.
She added that the manufacturing plant has also come with benefits of providing better available and affordable medicines, as well as job creation for the people.
Yash life Sciences Director, Himanshu Patel, said his company is committed to ensuring a stable, healthy and sustainable society through the provision of essential medicines.
Mr Patel also assured government of good stock and management of essential medicines across the country, while adding that Zambia is poised to become a regional hub for essential medicines.
He further stated that Yash Limited Sciences will also among other things collaborate with government in its programmes to uplift the lives of the people under its social corporate responsibility.
And Acting Minister of Health, Dora Siliya, noted that the commissioning of Yash Life Sciences is part of government’s continued linkage of various activities to provide the people with the required health services.
Meanwhile, Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, expressed gratitude at the development, saying it not only adds beauty to Kafue and the province at large but that it also comes with job creation for the people.