Air Liquide Healthcare expands market in Southern Africa


Air Liquide Healthcare has announced that it has been awarded the tender to service four provinces’ medical facilities in Southern Africa, including approximately 140 hospitals, with medicinal gases approved by the Medicines Control Council.

In addition, Air Liquide Botswana has had its contract to supply 10 hospitals in Botswana with medicinal gases renewed, with a further four hospitals included on the list. Both contracts began in February 2009.

Meshack Lekeru, Air Liquide Healthcare Managing Director, indicates the company identified a gap in the market as he said, “We realised that the Healthcare market in South Africa was expanding in-line with government’s efforts to make healthcare services more accessible to the public. It made sense for us to extend our offer to the public sector and to actively support that process.”

Competitive edge
Laurie Raison, Air Liquide Botswana Managing Director, also added, “We distinguish ourselves from the competition by the quality of service that we give to our clients. Our focus is squarely on the patient. The lives of the patients are directly dependant on the quality of the medicinal gases.”

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