JOHESU and intn’l best prac­tice

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

An in­ter­na­tional best prac­tice is the hack­neyed phrase in­tro­duced into our health sec­tor by JOHESU in their in­or­di­nate quest to take over the lead­er­ship of the health sec­tor. It is only in Nige­ria where the chain of drug dis­tri­bu­tion is in the hands of non-phar­ma­cists. Go to our open drug mar­kets and see the few num­ber of phar­ma­cists there.

To them, in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices are not re­quired in that area. What a self de­ceit. If phar­ma­cists are busy usurp­ing the roles of the med­i­cal doc­tors, what con­science will they have to ask the patent medicine deal­ers, the herbal­ist or the phar­macy tech­ni­cians to do the right thing? It is said that he who wants eq­uity must come with clean hands.

Tell them let in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices guide their prac­tices, they will say no but the only place they want in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices to be en­trenched is tak­ing over lead­er­ship of our health sec­tor.

Dr Paul John Port Har­court, Rivers State 08083658038 mazi­pauljohn@

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