Health Desk: 20 February 2018: Health minister Mohammad Nasim said, locally produced medicines can fulfill some 98 percent demand in the country. Bangladesh has already turned into a pharmaceutical exporter from pharmaceutical importer and the medicines of Bangladesh earned fame across the world
In reply to a tabled starred question from Awami League MP Momotaz Begom (Manikganj-2), the Health Minister said Bangladesh’s earnings from the export of medicines increased to Tk. 3,196 crore in 2017 from only Tk. 733 crore in 2014.
Bangladesh exported medicines to 92 countries including European and American countries and earned Tk. 733 crore in 2014, Nasim said.
The country exported medicines to 120 countries in 2015, to 127 countries in 2016 and 142 countries in 2017, he said.
The export earnings from medicines were Tk. 812 crore in 2015, Tk. 2,247 crore in 2016 and Tk. 3,196 crore in 2017, he added.