A CALL has been made to state governments to inject some intervention funds to pharmaceutical industries across the nation. While commending the Kano State government for some talks towards that direction, with the pharmacists association in the state, the Acting Registrar of Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Gloria O. Amuveri, maintained that if such intervention funds became operational, monitoring and ensuring the quality of drugs would be enhanced.
She made the call recently in Kano, in an interview with the newsmen. “It gives effective checks and balances while monitoring the compliance to manufacturing practices,” she added.
According to her more people would be gainfully employed and the sources of drugs would also be known without any hitch, she lamented. With such funds, she explained, the Council could institutionalize the drugs distribution channels in the country.
“Another advantage we can derive from such funds is, we will now have more indigenous companies manufacturing what we consume. If indigenous companies are the ones manufacturing then we can do what is called marketing surveillance. We can also have what is called ‘Recall Processes and Procedures,’” the registrar emphasized.
Amuveri assured that that would also mean very good development to the entire healthcare system in the country.
On interns, she highlighted that the council was doing everything possible to encourage the state health facilities to ensure that they employed interns, being a continuous training process by the professionals. “We wrote to all the states in the federation that it was imperative that interns were employed by the state governments. And we are commending Kano State for responding positively. Apart from that just look at the number of students sent by governor Kwankwaso to study pharmacy abroad,” she commended.