Kazakhstan to significantly increase production of protective equipment
Kazakhstan prepares for the possible second wave of coronavirus, planning to significantly increase the production of protective equipment. By the first three months of the next year, the production of disposable masks will be doubled up to two million per month, while protective gowns – to one million per month. Protective suits are also the priority. Companies in Kazakhstan will establish the production of 530,000 pairs of gloves per day by the end of this year. This was reported by Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov during the Government’s meeting, where basic tasks of the Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Pharmaceutical Industry until 2025 were presented as well.
“According to the estimates of the World Health Organization, the country's medicine safety is ensured with its own pharmaceutical production of at least 30 percent, while Kazakhstan plans to bring its own production to 50 percent by 2025 in physical terms,” said Askar Mamin, Kazakh Prime Minister.
At least 30 new pharmaceutical institutions worth US$180 million are expected to be built until 2025. The state will also launch the production of almost 300 new types of medicines and nearly 2,500 types of medical products.