Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Tasks Members On Touching Peoples Lives Through Projects

By Auwal Mohammed

Gombe (Nigeria) — The President, Gombe State chapter of the  (PSN), Dahiru Bakari, has tasked members on carrying out projects that touch the lives of people, regarding drugs and medicine intake.

Bakari made the call at the celebrations of the 2017 World Pharmacists’ Day in Gombe Monday, calling on members to abide by the tenets of the profession.

He advised people to always consult a medical doctor whenever a symptom exceeded headache, so that drugs would be prescribed for them obtainable in hospital pharmacies, adding that drugs in hospitals are procured through controlled process.

“Because a committee, which comprises doctors, Pharmacists and nurses, which purchase the drugs for the hospital

“When it is out of stock in the hospital pharmacy, patients would be urged to go to a certified Pharmacy store to buy their medicine, because there, a pharmacist would guide as to what to do.

Bakari said the Pharmacists Society had encouraged drug companies to label authentication numbers on their products for confirmation, which a patient can through his GSM phone confirm whether the product is genuine or not.

The President said the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Society instructed the observance of the Pharmacists Day every September 25, educate the public on issues related to drugs and medicine, as well as embark on visit some medical facilities.

He enjoined the Gombe State Head of Service to upgrade the Grade Levels of pharmacists working with the state government.

The Society requested that, while it is obtainable in some states that pharmacists ascend to grade level 17, the case was different in Gombe State, where they stagnate at grade level 16, adding that those on lower levels do spend up to 11 years without promotion.

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