Regulation of Medical Gases

Medical gases are gases utilized in hospitals and healthcare facilities as a key component in life supporting systems. These include gases used for anesthesia and life support.

They are packed as compressed gas under pressure in cylinders or liquefied gas at high or low pressure and administered to patients through designated valves or evaporation and delivery by using hospital delivery systems.

Medical gases include oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, medical air and helium.

Dealers of medical gases

TMDA has grouped the dealers of medical gases into four categories based on their functions in relation to their dealing with medical gases.

  • Category 1: Manufacturers of Medical gases (domestic and foreign)
  • Category 2: Hospitals that manufacture their own gases
  • Category 3: Hospitals that receive bulk gase have installed piping systems for distribution within their systems
  • Category 4: Wholesaler/Distributor

Requirements for dealers of medical gases

All dealers in medical devices need to register their premises at TMDA.

An importer of medical devices has to be registered as a dealer of medical gases.

Applications for business permits and premise registration can be made through the online Trader Portal.

Processing of premise applications is done by TMDA Zone offices.

Approved dealers of Medical Devices

Manufacturersof Medical gases (domestic and foreign)
Manufacturer NameManufacturer Physical AddressManufacturer Region
Kamal Gases LtdPlot No. 188/2 Mwakalinga Road, Chang'ombeDar es Salaam
Tol Gases Limited911, Dar Es Salaamplot 4b, Nyerere Road.Dar es Salaam
Salima Oxygen LimitedMbagala Industrial AreaDar es Salaam
O2 LimitedPlot No 20 A Kisesa Industrial AreaMwanza
Mwanza Gaz LimitedPlot 3 & 4 / Block “L”Kigongo Ferry Road – Misungwi - MwanzaKigongo Ferry Road – Misungwi - MwanzaMwanza
Industrial Gases And Chemicals LtdNyakato, Industrial AreaMwanza
ALMC Oxygen PlantArusha Lutheran Medical Centre, P.O BOX 17047Arusha
Afro Multi Gases LimitedEsso Unga, Ltd, P.O BOX 3082Arusha
Haydom Lutheran Hospital Oxygen PlantHaydom, P.O BOX 9000 HaydomManyara
GSF Oxygen PlantOff Sokoine Road, Longuo B, Moshi - Kilimanjaro, P. O. Box 3010Kilimanjaro
Atlas Company LimitedP.O.Box 4068,Plot No.11
Hospitals that manufacture their own gases
Manufacturer NameManufacturer Physical AddressManufacturer Region
Muhimbili National Hospita( Upanga )UpangaDar es Salaam
Muhimbili National Hospita( Mloganzila )KibambaDar es Salaam
Tumbi hospitalKibahaCoast
RabininsiaNamanga TegetaDar es Salaam
Bugando Medical CentrePlot No 229, Block Z, Bugando HillMwanza
Manyara RRH Oxygen PlantBabati, P.O BOX 577Manyara
St,Benedict Ndanda Referral HospitalBox 3 Ndanda-0678748587Mtwara
Dodoma Regional Refferral HospitalP.O.Box 904,MadukaniDodoma
Dodoma Christian Medical TrustP.O.Box 658Dodoma
Hospitals that have installed piping systems for distribution of bulk gas within their systems
Manufacturer NameManufacturer Physical AddressManufacturer Region
Muhimbili Orthopaedic InstituteUpangaDar es Salaam
Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac InstituteUpangaDar es Salaam
Agakhan HospitalSeaviewDar es Salaam

Market Authorization of Medical Gases

TMDA is mandated to authorize the marketing of medical gases in Tanzania Mainland. Market authorization of medical gases is through notification

Procedures for notification of medical devices: