COVID-19: PCN duties pharmacists on availability, affordability of vital medicines

Mr. Elijah Mohammed, Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), has appealed to pharmacists to ensure the provision of vital medicines and commodities similar to hand sanitiser and face masks at cheap costs to the frequent public.

Mohammed made the attraction in an announcement made available to the Files Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.
The registrar commended Nigerian pharmacists on the role to this point played towards the adjust of the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation through small scale compounding and manufacturing of hand sanitisers to boot to public enlightenment/awareness on the illness.

“The grief we’re in for the time being is a be-careful call to our colleagues within the clinic settings to reactivate the compounding and manufacturing devices of their diverse establishments,’’ he stated.
In response to him, there might be slight doubt that these efforts would make a contribution vastly to the provision of vital medicines at cheap costs within the facilities.
“The final few weeks were very hard for us as a nation and the pharmacy alternate. The continuing coronavirus pandemic has contained plenty of challenges to the arena community and our alternate is in particular onerous hit.

“On the opposite hand, I factor in strongly that if we join hands as men of honour, we will surely defeat this long-established enemy.
“I love to implore all pharmacists to continue to cease safe and look all protective measures to safeguard themselves, households and the frequent public,’’ Mohammed stated.

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