Neusoft Medical Systems Company Ltd from China has been offered a project by the government of Tanzania to construct a medical equipment manufacturing factory.
The anticipated factory will be capable to manufacture and design a wide range of medical products that monitor, diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect humans.
Dr Mpoki Ulisubisya, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on September 18, signed the contract with the Chinese company on behalf of the government.
“The Chinese company will build a medical equipment manufacturing facility here that will be capable to manufacture medical equipment such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), X-ray machines etc,” he said.
He further said the factory would be the largest in Africa which and would also offer training to local medical specialists on how to use the equipment.
Dr Ulisubisya expressed his optimism that the move will benefit the country in terms of the new technology that the Chinese company will bring in.
“The medical equipment will be manufactured here and we will be able to buy the equipment directly from them at a lower price,” he said.
“It will help in improving healthcare environments in our hospitals hence people will be able to access the latest technology.”
He thanked and assured the Chinese company of government’s support to facilitate the construction of the factory.