Senior General Min Aung Hlaing commissions BPI Pharmaceutical Museum, Freeze-Dryer Machine into service
Research on medicines must be conducted to produce potent medicines, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing yesterday.
The BPI Pharmaceutical Museum and the Freeze-Dryer Machine for anti-snake venom of the Myanmar Pharmaceuticals Enterprise of the Ministry of Industry were launched in Insein Township yesterday morning.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General instructed MPE to assist in the medicine production of private pharmaceutical industries for serving the interests of the State.
He stressed the need to manufacture common medicines for the people sufficiently to meet the domestic demand as medicines are valuable for the life of humans. He praised the Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein) of MPE for producing necessary medicines for the people and contributing much to the health sector of the country.
The Senior General visited the BPI Pharmaceutical Museum.
Before the ceremony, the Senior General heard reports on the plan to promote production of anti-snake venoms, use of quality raw materials for drug production, increased production of medicines to reduce import volume, arrangements for selling medicines at reduced prices to people, further production of new drug items, aims of the museum and installation of the Freeze Dryer Machine of anti-snake venoms by Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than and MPE Managing Director Dr Aung Khaing.
In the anti-snake venom production industry, the Senior General heard reports on the production process, the capacity of the Freeze Dryer Machine and its production processes presented by officials.
In his speech, the Senior General underscored that using various medicines including anti-snake venoms produced by BPI remarkably helps prevent dangerous diseases harming the life of humans and improves treatment capacity. He recognized BPI for maintaining the high quality of its drugs thanks to the experiences of previous pharmacologists and the relentless efforts of new-generation service personnel.
Former Prime Minister U Nu erected a monument for Myanmar Pharmaceuticals Enterprise (BPI) on 23 April 1954. Former President U Win Maung launched the Burma Pharmaceutical Industry, widely known as BPI, on 23 April 1958 to manufacture 41 kinds of medicines and six kinds of medicines for the pandemic. BPI has been producing potent medicines sold at fair prices in successive eras for providing healthcare services for the people. It extended branches such as Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein), research unit, Pharmaceutical Factory in Ywathagyi, Inyaung, PyinOoLwin and Sagaing, Anti-Snake Venom Production Branch in Hmawby, Horse Ranch in Myitchay, Yanpel and Heho, Tatmadaw Pharmaceuticals Factory (Hmawby), and Universities of Pharmacy in Yangon and Mandalay. In accord with the guidance of the SAC Chairman Prime Minister, the BPI Pharmaceutical Museum was established for the people to observe experiences on medicine production, medicines, production process, medical books, development of human resources and valuable historical events. — MNA/TTA