The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Ondo State, has promised to have good control of drug circulation and administration as required priority in the state.
Mr Robinson Akindeko, the state’s Chairman of PSN, made the promise at an interactive meeting held with Prof. Francis Faduyile, the Special Adviser (SA) to the state Governor on Thursday, in Akure.
Akindeko described the pharmaceutical sub-sector as crucial to the health industry, in view of the relevance of medicines to health care across the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
He tasked the SA to use his good office to ensure the success of the newly created Ondo State Drugs and Health Commodities Management Agency(ODHCMA), an agency he expressed optimism would turn around the fortunes of the state’s health care delivery system.
The chairman who congratulated the SA on his appointment, noted that the appointment was well deserved in view of Faduyile’s exemplary leadership qualities and antecedents in public service.
Akindeko stated that the interactive meeting would afford pharmacists in the state the opportunity to explore avenues for collaborations with the Office of the SA.
According to him, this is to actualise the goals and objectives of the state government in the state sector.
Faduyile asked pharmacists in the state to always prioritise the care of patients while discharging their duties.
He implored pharmacists in the state to make the overall improvement of the health status of their patients their major focus.
The Special Adviser reiterated that the government had strong passion for health care delivery as it had demonstrated tremendous support for the sector.
Faduyile lauded the pharmacists for their unflinching support for the present administration in the state and called for synergy among all health professionals in Ekiti, for better services.
He stressed the need for the adoption of strategies towards strengthening the state drugs revolving scheme, as a way of restoring the goodwill of the scheme.
The SA urged the pharmacists to shun industrial actions but to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters for amicable resolution. (NAN)