November 28, 2022

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PSN desires speedy implementation of drug distribution pointers

The Pharmacists Society of Nigeria (PSN) has referred to as on the Federal Ministry of Well being and all states involved to behave speedily on the implementation of the Nationwide Drug Distribution Tips (NDDGs) and the Coordinated Wholesale Centres (CWCs).

Its Abuja department chairman Pharm. Ifeanyi Ikebudu, made the decision at a press briefing to commemorate the 2022 World Pharmacists Day in Abuja on the theme, “Pharmacy; United in Motion for a More healthy World” 

Ikebudu said that the complete implementation of the provisions of the NDDGs could have a far-reaching optimistic affect on the well being indices, medication safety, management (or eradication) of pretend and counterfeit medication and in the end reaching Common Well being Protection (UHC) in Nigeria. 

“Allow me right here to congratulate the Govt Governors of Anambra and Kano States on the enormous strides which have taken in guaranteeing completion of the CWCs of their States,” he stated.

He stated that the PSN will collaborate with the brand new Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, to make sure the implementation of the Pharmacy Council Act.

He additionally recommended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting the act including that the approaching into legislation of the invoice offers the pharmacists an amazing pedestal to have fun this 12 months’s WPD. 

“That is so as a result of the brand new Pharmacy Council Legislation will act as a springboard for the Council to precise higher laws on Pharmacy follow within the Nation thereby enhancing the well being indices,” he stated.

“The theme for this 12 months’s celebration is apt as a result of it underscores the nice want for pharmacists and certainly all healthcare professionals throughout the completely different spectra of follow to shut ranks for a extra collaborative strategy in the direction of sustaining a more healthy and wealthier world,” he added.

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Earlier, the Vice Chairman of the group, Dr Abubakar Dauraka appreciated the hassle of the NDLEA and NAFDAC on their combat towards drug abuse and illicit trafficking and urged for extra collaboration with the PSN as a way to obtain higher outcomes.

In the meantime, the previous PSN chair and the chairman WPD Planning Committee Pharm. Jelili Kilani, and the PSN Abuja Department’s Editor-in Chief, Pharm. Ene Daniel-Ebune urged Nigerians to keep away from self-medication and guarantee they go to certified medical personnel when they’re sick.

The pharmacists celebrated their day with award given to the Governor, Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and Dr Zango Mustapha MD NNPC Medical Companies Ltd for his or her contributions to the well being sector.

The World Pharmacists’ Day is widely known yearly on September 25, and it’s projected to have fun the nice contributions of pharmacists globally to a more healthy world.