Frequently Asked Question(FAQ)

Q: Can you briefly describe the Company?
A: Essential Drugs Company Limited (EDCL) is a 100% state owned pharmaceutical company under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to ensure and assist the smooth health care service for general public of Bangladesh.
Q: Where is EDCL located?
A: EDCL Dhaka Plant and Head Office is located at 395-397, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, EDCL Bogra Plant is located at Thanthania, Bogra, Khulna Essential Latex Plant (KELP) is located at Gilatola, Khulna, Essential latex Processing Plant at Madhupur, Tangail and its EDCL 3rd Plant is located at Ghunapara, Gopalganj.
Q: When was EDCL established?
A: EDCL was established on October 10th , 1983
Q: What are your main product lines?
A: Main product lines are Tablets, Syrup, Capsules, Ointments and Injections EDCL produces more than 150 items including Cephalosporin injectable item a 4th generation medicine and male condoms. A list of products manufactured by EDCL may be obtained on request to the Managing Director of the Company.
Q: What kind of business activities does EDCL carry out in Bangladesh?
A: EDCL manufactures life savings drugs and supplies to all Government Hospitals, Civil Surgeon Offices and other Government, Semi Government organizations, Community Clinic. Also supplies medicines to WHO, UNICEF, Social Marketing Company (SMC) etc. through international biddings in Bangladesh. In addition, it also exports its products to Srilanka, Bhutan etc.
Q: How can I contact Investors Relations section?
A: May contact in writing to:
1. The Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh & The Chairman, Board of Directors, EDCL, Bangladesh Secretariat, Bangladesh.
2. The Managing Director, Essential Drugs Company Limited, Plot No.395-397, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. G.P.O Box # 2447, Telephone PABX : +88-02-9130489-90, 8111853. Facsimile: +88-02-8119697, E-mail:
Q: How can get a copy of your Annual Report?
A: On a written request to The Managing Director, Essential Drugs Company Limited, Plot # 395-397, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh, the latest one available in hand.
Q: When are the Annual general Meeting held?
A: Normally September to December of the following Financial Year.
Career Opportunities :
Q: I am interested in working for your company. How can I apply or obtain information? Whom should I contact?
A: Please go to Online CV Uploading Section.

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