Healthcare delivery company, LUEX, was adjudged the Multinational Company of the Year, at the Third Ghana Pharma Excellence Awards ceremony held in Accra, over the weekend.
The annual event is a platform to recognise individuals and companies for their significant role in the growth and development of the country’s pharmaceutical industry.
The event, held on the theme “Positioning the Ghana Pharma Industry for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Vaccine Production”, was in recognition of LEUX’s outstanding contribution to the development of the Pharmaceutical Industry not only in Ghana, but Africa and beyond.
The Chief Marketing Officer of LUEX, Mr Vishaal Mohan, who received the award on behalf of the group, commended the medical fraternity saying, “We pledge this award to the compassionate and dedicated healthcare professionals and partners who have helped us over the years to deliver trusted valued medicines throughout Ghana and beyond.”
According to him, LUEX was a subsidiary of UK based healthcare company, which has been in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, logistics, distribution and marketing since 1987.
With presence in 20 countries and more than 15 years experience, LEUX, he said, had manufacturing partnership with Unichem Industries, one of Ghana’s largest Pharmaceutical, manufacturers, distribution and marketing companies in the industry.
“We have become a trusted name across the medical fraternity with over 100 key brands across all major therapeutic categories, “Mr Mohan stated.
The company, he noted, had equally strengthened its range of ‘Over the Counter medicines which has led to LUEX becoming a household name nationwide, with brands like LUEX Cough Syrup and Cold Solutions Diclolex Power Heat Gel, Wormbat and DUOMAL, an Anti-Malarial.
‘We have also undertaken trials and studies on some key ethical products being pioneered in this area, where most other multinational companies send in studies conducted abroad.”
LUEX, he disclosed, would commence manufacturing of liquid ointments locally by the end of the year to ensure affordability and accessibility for all.
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi, represented Vice President Dr Mahumudu Bawumia as the special guest.
The other categories of the awards were: Research Company of the Year; Packaging; Best Supplier and Distributor; Contract Services and Outsourcing as well as Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.
BY NORMAN COOPER