21 July 2020 by FLORENCE ADEWALE
The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria has instituted an Investigative panel to discipline erring members for better healthcare delivery in the country.
Inaugurating the panel via webinar in Abuja, the Board chairman of the council Professor Ahmed Tijani Mora said investigations became necessary to ensure sanity in the profession.
Professor Tijani added that the council would not hesitate to collaborate with other stakeholders in the sector to ensure Nigeria achieve universal health coverage.
“Every officer and staff of the PCN must be properly recruited, objectively appraised periodically and motivated to put in his/her best in the implementation of assigned responsibilities leading to realisation of set objectives upon which the PCN was established. Similarly, if any staff deviates from the expected norm such staff would be subjected to disciplinary measures to prevent repeat performance or setting of bad precedence which could lead to other staff copying and by so doing failing to achieve the organizational goals. In a nutshell, these are the basic responsibilities of this all important Committee which oversees the activities of the Human Resources, the administrative and coordinating nerve centre of the Registry and Head Office.”
In a related development, stakeholders in the profession paid a visit to the board chairman,:
They are, Association of Pharmaceutical Products Marketing of Nigeria and
Nigerian Association of Foreign Trained Pharmacists.
Professor Tijani said the council under his watch would ensure adequate channels of distribution of safe drugs without interference from other bodies in the profession.
Earlier, Leader of the delegation Mr. Nurudeen Adekanbi pledged the association’s commitment to ensure all members comply with laid down rules on Pharmaceutical products distribution in the country.