The minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole has called Nigerian pharmacists to accept their roles in the delivery of health care to patients and also work assiduous in harmony with other health care team to put the health care of patients above any form of tussle for seniority in the sector.
Adewole who was speaking during the Annual Scientific Week 2016 an the Ten Million Naira Bus Launch of the Association of Hospital an Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria(AHAPN) Abuja Branch, however commended the pharmacists association for being proactive in their approach to resolving issues in the health sector amicable.
He added that the theme of the event, “Pharmacist-Patient Relationship: Towards better pharmaceutical service delivery, was in line with the federal government agenda to reach out to 100 million live in the community level by improving their socio- economic development and human capital formation in the grass root level.
He added that pharmacists have a great and pivotal role to play in achieving giant strides as regards to the federal government initiative in making health care more accessible to the patients.
Also speaking during his welcome address, the AHAPN chairman, Abuja Branch, Pharm. Peter Enemarie, that the scientific week was aimed at bringing together the members so that they would be abl to exchange ideas and knowledge that will aid towards a better relationship between pharmacists and their patients.
He added that his dream after inception was to end the pressure and pains the association goes through while attending conference by getting a bus which he added that will help the group a great deal. Earlier during their outreach to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in New Kuchingoro, FCT, Enemarie stated that the association has decided to reach out to the IDPs in order to ease their pains as they continue to wait for the time they will be able to return to their home town.
Receiving the gifts, the camp secretary and health cordinator, Enoch Yohanna commended the group for their generosity and promised to make sure that the food stuff were distributed accordingly while the drugs are administered freely to patients in the camp. The pharmacist association donated drugs, food stuffs and clothings to the IDPs and also spoke to them on ways to prevent malaria.