AHAPN urges pharmacists to embrace pharmaceutical care
THe Association of Hospital and
Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria has urged pharmacists in the country to embrace pharmaceutical care as an add-on to their traditional roles.
This was part of a communiqué issued at the end of the association’s 20th
Annual National Scientific
Conference, which ended on August 4, 2018, in Port
Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.
According to the communiqué, which was made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday by the newly elected National Chairman of AHAPN, Dr Kingsley Amibor, and signed by the immediate past national chairman, Mr Martins Oyewole and the immediate past national secretary, Mr Jelili Kilani, the conference was declared open by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who was represented by the Director, Special Duties, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr Paul Damgbor.
Some of the resolutions made at the conference included the identification of the goal of the National Drug Policy to make adequate supply of effective, affordable, safe and good quality drugs available at all times to members of the public.
The communiqué partly read, “The conference identified the strategies for implementation of the National Drug Policy to include drug selection, procurement of drugs, drug revolving fund, pricing policy, drug storage and distribution, among others.
“The conference called on government at all levels to ensure that viable Drug Revolving Fund schemes are put in place in all government-owned hospitals and operated along the guidelines mentioned above, in order to reap the maximum benefits from the scheme.”
It also noted that a new set of executives emerged from the conference. They are Dr Kingsley Chiedu Amibor, National Chairman; Mr Ameh Abdullahi, National Vice Chairman; Mr Akande Hafiz, National Secretary; Mr Gabriel Akelikwunu, National Assistant Secretary; and Mr Ogunjemiyo Olabode, National Treasurer, among others.