Pharmacists demand inclusion in COVID 19 response plan


National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria (NAPPTON) has demanded inclusion of its members in the COVID 19 response plan, as well as adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers in the state.

The body also assured its preparedness to provide services in line with international best practices, THE DAILY VENDOR reports.

In a statement on Friday jointly signed by the State Chairperson, Mrs Patricia Maduabum and Secretary, Mr Chux Chukwuemeka, NAPPTON commended move by the Anambra State government to establish two COVID 19 testing centers backed with training of medical personnel to manage the facilities.

It said the state government, had through the move, shown genuine desire to stop the virus from spreading.

The body also praised measures being put in place for the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to approve the standard testing centers expected to be functional next week.

“Establishment of testing centers at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi will provide access for people living in the state to know their status for prompt medical attention if detected,” it said.

The body however called on the citizenry to always abide by all precautionary measures adopted in the fight against the virus, revealing that arrangements had been concluded for the distribution of COVID 19 hygiene materials to designated health facilities.

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