by crossriverwatch admin
The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olumide Akintayo has called on pharmacists to get involved in ensuring that rural dwellers had access to health care services.
Akintayo, who spoke at the launch of Reload, a multivitamin, at the just-concluded 32nd National Conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Saturday, said the role of pharmacists was essential in ensuring that rural dwellers had access to quality drugs at all times.
He said, “Every profession in the quest for relevance and survival continues to dig deep in search of radical innovations geared towards enhancing service delivery in the best interest of the public and pharmacists are not exempted.”
“Pharmacy as a strategic profession in health care cannot continue to be an exception in its quest for relevance and survival and that is the reason we will continue to dig deep in search of radical innovations geared towards enhancing service delivery in the best interest of the public.”
He added that pharmacy had much to offer in helping to meet rising expectation of Nigerians, not only in promoting better health care and preventing illness but also in contributing to the effective delivery of care closer to home.
Another pharmacist, Mrs. Dere Awosika, also urged pharmacists to continue to introduce pharmaceutical products with quality at par with international standards.
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