FG to as­sist states in up­grad­ing their med­i­cal stores

The Punch - - NEWS - Dayo Ojerinde

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has promised to pro­vide an en­abling en­vi­ron­ment for the pri­vate sec­tor to as­sist states to up­grade their med­i­cal stores to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

The Min­is­ter of health, Prof. Isaac Ade­wole, made this known while re­ceiv­ing a re­port of ware­house as­sess­ments done by the Ware­house Vis­i­bil­ity and Gover­nance Project, car­ried out in con­junc­tion with the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Coun­cil of Nige­ria.

In a state­ment made avail­able by the Spe­cial As­sis­tant, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Strat­egy to the Min­is­ter of health, Kazeem Ak­in­tunde, the as­sess­ment was done with sup­port from the Africa Re­source Cen­tre and in­volved med­i­cal stores in 31 states across the coun­try.

Ade­wole said that states will­ing to up­grade their med­i­cal stores would be linked to donor agen­cies but that they must show com­mit­ment to the project.

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