Seventy national plants in the UAE will supply the medical sector with all necessary equipment, medicine, solutions and medical gases, such as oxygen, said Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry.
He reviewed the efforts being made by his ministry, in coordination with the industrial sector, during a cabinet meeting yesterday, said a Wam news agency report.
''The UAE has a promising industrial sector and we have the resources to sustain economic diversification,'' said Al Mazrouei, adding that the ministry is coordinating with the National Industrial Coordination Council to regularly assess the current local production levels, so as to ensure local markets continue to have sufficient stocks of all essential products.
The minister explained that over 500 F&B plants registered with the ministry are currently operating to meet the local market demand as well as export to foreign markets.
The Cabinet also directed the Ministry of Energy and Industry to coordinate with a number of local factories to support the health sector and provide it with necessary health supplies.