In an effort to strengthen drug safety in hospitals across the country, all federal health institutions have been allowed to establish manufacturing / dispensing units in their pharmacy.
Outgoing President of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Dr Kingsley Amibor revealed this by delivering his farewell speech at a dinner to close the 22nd Annual National Scientific Conference which took place ended Friday in Ilorin, Kwara State. .
Amibor, while reeling the dashboard of its executive, said the association had achieved better specialization in drug administration in public hospitals as well as membership status.
âThree years ago, we promised to rename and reposition the practice of hospital and administrative pharmacy for which we have implemented an 8-point program. Then, the basic dispensation was the order of the day in our health establishments.
âToday I am happy to report that virtually the entire 8-point agenda has been achieved. Consulting The practice of pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, specialization and sub-specialization are now the order of the day.
âI am pleased to report that very recently the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Health, requested all Federal Health Institutions to begin the establishment of preparation / manufacturing units in all of their departments. of pharmacy. This singular action will certainly go a long way in strengthening drug safety in our country.
“With the advent of COVID-19, our members are now actively involved in the production of basic health care needs such as hand sanitizers, disinfectants and detergents for use in hospitals,” he said. he declared, adding that pharmacists are now invited to direct negotiations with the government and not as members of an amorphous group or union, âhe said.
Amibor expressed his gratitude to those who supported him, in particular the President of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Company (PSN) and the former presidents of AHAPN.
Meanwhile, the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) on Thursday elected a new national executive to steer the affairs of the association for the next three years, with Olabode Ogunjemiyo becoming the new president, after defeating his opponent, Ameh Abdullahi. .
Other elected officials included Elechi Oyin, as vice president; Ayodeji Obikoya, secretary; Joseph Oladele, assistant secretary; Oyinlade Kehinde, treasurer; Zainab Olaitan Alabi, as advertising secretary; Olarenwaju Saheed, financial secretary; Abdulai Hassan Ahmed, internal auditor; Margaret Eze, member of right II and Francis Odigie,
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In his post-election speech, Ogunjemiyo, who thanked members for giving him the opportunity to serve, vowed to lead an inclusive administration.
He said: âIt will be an inclusive administration because there are no losers, but it is certain that a person has to come out a winner. We will be working with everyone, including aspirants who have not been able to evolve. “