PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA DECRIES POOR NUMERICAL STRENGTH OF PHARMACISTS IN NIGERIA
Written by darling on September 26, 2019
September 25 is World Pharmaceutical day and it is set aside to annually highlight the value of the pharmaceutical profession to stakeholders globally.
According to the new chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Imo state chapter, STANLEY EMEGWARA said this year’s theme, “Safe and effective medicine for all” is aimed to promote pharmacists’ role in safeguarding patient’s safety through improving medication use and reducing medication error.
EMEGWARA however assured that the PSN in Imo under his watch would work in close collaboration with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) so as to stamp out quackery.
On his part, the secretary of the body, IKENNA MBATA charged the public to insist on quality services as against quackery, adding that some persons complain of the cost of quality services.
The society tasked government at every level to actively collaborate with the pharmacist to ensure better pharmaceutical services and also make provisions for Pharmacy and drug related laws that will encourage and promote locally made drugs.