Dilapidation: Pharmacists save facility in Kano
The National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) has inaugurated the newly renovated Pharmacy department at the Sir Mohammadu Sanusi hospital, along Kawaji Yankaba road, Kano State.
Besides the refurbishment of the old facility, the Industrial Pharmacists also donated drugs and consumables worth N10 million for the state free maternal and child health program as part of corporate social responsibility initiative in Kano.
Before the renovation, the pharmacy department of the government-owned facility named after former emir of Kano had remained in deplorable condition, devoid of a worthy clinical environment, owing to several years of neglect.
Unveiling the rehabilitated facility at the weekend, national chairman of the association, Pharm. Ignatius Anukwu disclosed that the intervention was part of the association’s gesture to mark the annual pharmacist day.
Pharm. Anukwu, who expressed concern over the state of the pharmaceutical department in the hospital, noted that the intervention became pertinent to save human life. The lead of the association, who expressed satisfaction on the state free maternal and child health, was optimistic that the donated drugs will hence quality health delivery.
Anukwu who lamented the high cost of medication resorting to about 75 per cent import dependence in Nigeria, urged the state government to facilitate enabling infrastructure to enhance local production.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who applauded the gesture of NAIP revealed that Kano state government donated 20 hectares of land to Pharmaceutical council of Nigeria for development purpose.
Representing by Director-General, Kano State Drugs, Medical and Consumables Supply Agency, Pharm. Hisham Imamuddiu said the government has improved Budget on health from 15 per cent to 16.5 per cent to improve healthcare delivery in the public health facility.