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PORTABLE MEDICAL FIRST AID KITS BUSINESS IN UGANDA

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Introduction

This profile looks at establishing a project that will make portable medical first aid kits. A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment for use in giving first aid.

First aid kits may be made up of different contents depending on who has assembled the kit and for what purpose. It may also vary by region due to varying advice or legislation between governments or organizations.

Production capacity

This project will be in position of producing 2,600 medical first aid kits per month totaling to 31,200 per year and this generates 9,360,000 TRs per year. The total operating costs are US$7,652,400 for the first year of project operation generating annual revenue of US$9,360,000 with a net profit margin of 18%.

Procedure

First aid kits are made by assembling essential medical tools & equipment and the necessary medicines & drugs. Standard kits often come in durable plastic boxes, fabric pouches or in wall mounted cabinets.

It is recommended that all kits are assembled in a clean, waterproof container to keep the contents safe and aseptic.

Kits should also be checked regularly and restocked if any items are damaged or out of date. Contents Plastic Tweezers Disposable gloves are often found in modern first-aid kits. Regular strength pain medication Gauze and Low grade disinfectant.

 

  1. Adhesive bandages (band-aids, sticking plasters).
  2. Moleskinfor blister treatment and prevention
  3. Dressings (sterile, applied directly to wound)
  4. Saline for cleaning wounds or washing out foreign bodies from eyes Soap- used with water to clean superficial wounds once bleeding is stopped.
  5. Antiseptic wipes or sprays for reducing the risk of infection in abrasions or around wounds. Dirty wounds must still be cleaned for antiseptics to be effective. Burn dressing, which is usually a sterile pad, soaked in a cooling gel. Daily Raw materials for one Kit

 

Item Units @ Qty/day Prod. Cost/day Prod. Cost/month Prod. Cost/ Year
Direct Costs
Plastic Tweezers Pairs 12 100 1,200 31,200 374,400
Disposable Gloves Pairs 4 200 800 20,800 249,600
Pain Medication Packs 10 100 1,000 26,000 312,000
Surgical Mask Pairs 15 100 1,500 39,000 468,000
Apron Pairs 5 100 500 13,000 156,000
Container Sets 25 100 2,500 65,000 780,000
Saline Bottles 10 100 1,000 26,000 312,000
Soap Pieces 5 100 500 13,000 156,000
Burn Dressings Packs 20 100 2,000 52,000 624,000
Adhesive Tape Packs 15 100 1,500 39,000 468,000
Haemostatic Agents Bottles 12 100 1,200 31,200 374,400
Adhesive Bandages Rolls 8 100 800 20,800 249,600
Item Units @ Qty/day Prod. Cost/day Prod. Cost/month Prod. Cost/ Year
Anti septic wipes Bottles 10 100 1,000 26,000 312,000
Goggles Pairs 20 100 2,000 52,000 624,000
Gauze Rolls 20 100 2,000 52,000 624,000
Moleskin Packs 40 100 4,000 104,000 1,248,000
Dressings Packs 10 100 1,000 26,000 312,000
Sub total 24,500 637,000 7,644,000
General Costs (Over heads)
Rent 200 2,400
Labour 300 3,600
Utilities (Power &Water) 200 2,400
Sub total 700 8,400
Total Operating Costs 637,700 7,652,400

Operating Costs in US$ Project Product Costs and Price Structure

Item Qty/ day Qty/ yr @ Pdn Cost/yr UPx T/rev
Medical Kits 100 31,200 245 7,652,400 300 9,360,000

Profitability Analysis in US$

Profitability Item Per day Per Month Per Year
Revenue 30,000 780,000 9,360,000
Less: Production & Operating Costs 24,500 637,700 7,652,400
Profit 5,500 142,300 1,707,600

Sources of Supply of Raw materials: Raw materials are readily available on the Ugandan market. Government Facilities and Incentives Available:

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