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2011-07-15

  PSN urges FG to open all borders of restriction on health sector

The Federal Government has been urged to open all borders of restriction on health sector to restore Public Confidence on the nation’s health care system.

The first Deputy-President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olumide Akintayo made the call in Ilorin while speaking with our Staff Reporter, Abdulrosheed Okiki.

Mr. Akintayo disclosed that the society was more concerned about various programmes and policies hindering effective practice of Pharmacy in the country.

He called on government at all levels to appoint seasoned health administrators into public offices to guarantee genuine health care practice and management in Nigeria.

Also in an interview, the Kwara State Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr. Adebayo Jimoh disclosed that the State has the lowest rate of fake and adulterated drugs in the country.

Mr. Jimoh explained that during the recent inspection by the National Agency for Foods and Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) through Thun-Scan, the State was rated ninety-two point seventy percent in terms of safety for fake drugs, adding that the Inspection Teams of the society and the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria would not relent at sanitizing Drug markets across the country.



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