Pharmacists hail efforts at medicine security in hospitals
All federal health institutions have been granted permission to establish manufacturing/compounding units in their pharmacies with a view to boosting medicine security in the country.
The immediate past chairman of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN), Dr. Kingsley Amibor, disclosed this while presenting his valedictory address at a dinner to round off the 22nd National Scientific Conference, which ended in Ilorin, Kwara State at the weekend.
Amibor, while reeling out the scorecard of his executive, said the association achieved improved specialisation in the administration of drugs in government hospitals as well as the status of members.
AHAPN, on Thursday, meanwhile, elected new national executives to pilot its affairs for the next three years with Olabode Ogunjemiyo emerging as the new chairman, after defeating his opponent, Ameh Abdullahi.
Others elected include Elechi Oyin, vice-chairman; Ayodeji Obikoya, secretary; Joseph Oladele, assistant secretary; Oyinlade Kehinde, treasurer; Zainab Olaitan Alabi, publicity secretary; Olarenwaju Saheed, financial secretary; Abdulai Hassan Ahmed, internal auditor; Margaret Eze, unofficio member II, and Francis Odigie, unofficio member I.
In his post-election speech, Ogunjemiyo, thanked the members for giving him the opportunity to serve. He promised to run an inclusive administration “because there are no losers. But it’s certain that one person must emerge as the winner.”
He added: “We are going to work with everyone including those aspirants who couldn’t scale through.”
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