‘Why government should improve investment in healthcare’
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the medical services, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in this interview with STANLEY AKPUNONU stressed the role of digital technology and why there should be more investment in the healthcare industry. What’s your take on the funding of the health sector and the role of technology…
Professionals seek increased funding for SON
Manufacturers and related professionals have called on the Federal Government to improve budgetary funding and mobilise adequate resources for the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to enable it to discharge its key functions appropriately. The stakeholders in their different congratulatory messages to the agency’s new Director-General, Farouk Salim, said while the agency is saddled with…
PSN commends Buhari for appointing pharmacist as new DG of SON
*Sets agenda for the agency on curbing influx of sub-standard, life-endangering goods infiltrating country Pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a certified pharmacist, Farouk Salim, as the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). PSN, in a statement signed by the President,…
Retooling pharmacy practice to optimise healthcare service delivery
Pharmacy practice and education are critical to the success of the healthcare delivery system. This is evident in availability, accessibility of quality, safe and effective essential medicines.
Group seeks policy framework, passage of Pharmacy bill to ensure drug, health security
Members of the National Executive Committee of the Board of Fellows (BOF) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have called for the establishment of a policy framework in the country and speedy passage of the Pharmacy Bill by the National Assembly
PSN commends arrest of suspects linked to pharmacist’s murder in FCT
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has commended the effort of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command over the arrest of three suspects allegedly linked to the gruesome murder of the late pharmacist, Sunday Chukwujekwu Ike.
PSN insists on removal of Mora as council’s chairman
The pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has protested against the appointment of Ahmed Mora as Chairman of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). PSN subsequently called on the Federal Government to remove Mora as a matter of urgency.
COVID-19: Madagascar solution stirs claims of local organic cure
The search for homegrown solutions to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has gathered momentum. Despite opposition from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other agencies, traditional/ herbal cures are blazing the trail.
‘Why Nigeria should avoid Madagascar’s COVID-19 drug’
Medical experts in the country, including pharmacists, nurses and laboratory scientists, have opposed the plan by the Federal Government to import a herbal tonic...
Governors task health workers on oath to save lives
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has urged health workers to abide by their Hippocratic oath, which obliges them to first save lives before thinking of other things, particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Re-positioning Nigeria’s health system for future emergencies
Worried by the country’s extremely weak health system which is very poorly rated, pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Lagos Chapter have made recommendation on how to re-position the nation’s health system for future emergencies.