Pharmacists have been tasked to keep providing patients with quality service despite the present harsh economic situation.
The Head of Pharmaceutical Department, Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Mr. Chukwura Henry, made this call during the LASUTH 2016 Pharmacy Week held at the hospital last week.
Speaking on the theme of the day which is, ‘Qualitative Pharmaceutical Care in a Challenging Economy’, the HOD said there was need to improve on service delivery.
“There’s need for continuous improvement in our services. We need to revisit key personnel performances, with view to meeting our corporate vision, mission and core values. We need to critically evaluate the quality of our services with a view to identifying gaps and proffering practical solutions on the way forward”, he said.
In his remarks, The Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Ayoade Adedokun, representing the Chief Medical Director, Prof Wale Oke, commended the efforts of the Pharmacy department over the years and encouraged them to keep the good work going, even with the present situation of the economy.
Also, The MD and CEO Merit Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Dr. Lolu Ojo, in her key note address charged the pharmacists to prioritize the welfare of the patients over every other thing.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the occasion and Managing Director, Neitmett International Pharm Plc, Dr. Ebere Ekpunobi, affirmed that pharmacists have vital role to play in health care delivery.
Adding, she said that there’s always the risk of buying substandard or even fake drugs which is why patients should always consult qualified pharmacists for their medication.
The event which started on Tuesday, the 23rd of August through Friday, the 26th of August 2016, has in attendance; Special guest of honor, Director of Pharmaceutical services Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. (MRS) O. Adejumo, Director Hospital administration, LASUTH, Mrs. Jumoke Akinlawon, Assistant Director Nursing Services, Mrs. Modupe Shode, among others.