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The Committee of the Right to Health of the National Assembly visited the Enfarma pharmaceutical complex being built in the area of industrial technology of the City of Knowledge, in Urcuquí in the province of Imbabura.
The complex aims to meet the health needs of Ecuadorians through the availability of quality drugs at low cost, it is built on 25 hectares released by the Yachay Public Company. It currently holds advances in earthworks, plumbing networks, road works and sewerage system.
“It was built with an investment of 200 million dollars and is intended to save the country and Ecuadorians between 40% and 50% in the cost of drugs,” said Carlos Velasco, president of the committee.
The work will include five medicine production plants. The plant for oral solids, which will be the first to become operational from 2015, will generate savings of $48 million annually for the country, through the production of 46 types of medicines.
The collaborative work between Yachay Public Company and Enfarma is bearing fruit with a commitment to a clear public policy and the National Development Plan of Good Living. The production of pharmaceuticals means contributing to the dream of changing the productive matrix, said the manager of the Department of Infrastructure and Constructions at Yachay Public Company, Andres Troya.
Generation of generic medicines
The Committee of the Right to Health of the National Assembly, together with representatives of the embassies of Cuba and Russia, and the Superintendence of Market Power Control, also toured the city’s heritage campus.
Visitors welcomed the combination of the production of pharmaceuticals for easy access and knowledge generation. “A city of knowledge with the features that ours does not exist elsewhere in the world. Here we are able to generate medicines at a good cost and knowledge “said Assembly member, Velasco.
Assembly member María José Carrión said the outcome of the work, as this drug sovereignty will ensure good health is achieved. “Ecuador is taking a historic leap; Enfarma and Yachay are examples of what is being done. You count on us for change, “she said. (JM-VE / YACHAY EP)