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Lalong assures retraining of professional in health sector.

Umar Abdullahi, jos

The executive governor of plateau state Rt.Hon.Simon Bako Lalong has assured health professionals to sustain training and re-training her members in order to enhance professionalism and service delivery in the sector.

Simon Lalong stated this yesterday during the 36th annual national conference of association of community pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN) held at Eliel center limited,Gold and base ray field,jos plateau state.

The theme of 2017 conference is "Community Pharmacist Role in Nation Building Past Present and Future"

Represented by the deputy governor, Lalong urged members of the association to use the opportunity and discuss important issues that affect community drug management and the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria.

He added that as a technical group of the pharmaceutical society of Nigeria, a lot rest on your shoulders in seeing that pharmaceutical requirement of our teeming populace in this country is attained.

"The rescue government in this state, attaches great premium in the health and social welfare of our citizens"

"We took various measures aimed at providing succor to the citizens towards supporting funding for improved healthcare delivery, establishment of the Plateau State Primary Healthcare Development board, Development of Plateau State Strategic Health Development plan for 2017-2021in collaboration with UNICEF and the completion of the main Hospital building of the General Hospital at Riyom.

"Our government has also in the Health Care Training Sub-Sector,secured accreditation for Medical Laboratory Schemes,Medical Image Information Processing,Pharmacy, Technician, Community Health Information Management,and Bio-statistic courses at the colleges of Health Technology Pankshin and Zawan" he said.

The governor call on the participants at the AGM and conference to address all problems that are crucial to the development of Community Pharmaceutical Practice in order to bridge the gap between demand and supply of essential drugs.

National president of ACPN Ahmad Yakasai in his speech noted that the conference is  unique because it has not hold in plateau over a decade and congratulate the rescue team leader Simon Bako Lalong for restoring peace in the state.

Yakasai urge government to support community pharmacy practice in Nigeria because pharmaceutical practice need clinical capability to move forward.

He further stated that technology enable practitioners to practice in line with the modern method in order to boost their technical know-how and maintain standard.

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