By Shina Abubakar
OSOGBO-THE Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, in Osun State, yesterday, expressed concern over the rate at which practitioners are leaving the country to seek greener pastures.
Fielding questions from journalists in Osogbo, the PSN Chairman in the state, Professor Moses Akanmu said pharmacists from different fields now prefer seeking greener pastures abroad than practising in Nigeria.
His words: “Many pharmacists are leaving the country. Academic pharmacists, industrial pharmacists, hospital and administration and community pharmacists, people are leaving. In the teaching hospitals, state ministries, pharmacists are leaving.
“I want to use this medium to call for the employment of more pharmacists in the local government, hospital management boards and the ministry of health to replace those that have relocated, retired or died.
“The issue of fake drugs is of major concern to us. As a pharmacist, your patient is very important. If there is an error in any drug administered, that will create a big problem. That is why the issue of fake drugs is not acceptable in any society.”