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Oyo State to partner with industrial pharmacists to ensure quality, affordable, drug distribution across
From: CEOAFRICA REPORTER: Boluwatife Oparinde
Mon, 10 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Oyo State government will soon partner with industrial pharmacists to ensure continuation of the agenda of Omituntun 2.0 agenda of Governor Seyi Makinde.

The state Governor, Seyi Makinde stated this on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the opening ceremony of the 27th Anniversary of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP) held at De Signature Towers Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Welcoming the participants to the state, Makinde said the conference, tagged “Oluyole 2024” marked an important landmark “in our collective journey towards advancing the pharmaceutical profession and enhancing health care delivery in our nation.”

Represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adewumi Ajetunmobi, who welcomed the conferees, the Governor said the theme of the conference “Role of Digital Technologies and Innovations in Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Nigeria Industrial Pharmacy Perspective” is “timely and not only underscores the importance of digital technologies and innovative practices in our industry, but also aligns with our shared committee to ensuring that quality healthcare delivery is accessible to every Nigerian irrespective of their location and socio-economic status.”

“Integration of new technologies in healthcare presents us with unprecedented opportunities from improving drug manufacturing process to enhanced patient healthcare,” he said.

He also charged them to “keep the supply chain, distribution pattern seamless in order to forestall erratic and chaotic drug distribution in the system as it will not only afford traceability of drugs, but also ensure they are kept in safe hands in other to achieve positive health outcomes.”

Expressing hopes on the outcome of the conference to moving the state and country forward, Gov. Makinde stated that “together, we have the power to transform healthcare in Nigeria and make a lasting impact on the lives of millions as we contribute to healthcare straightly by provision of safe, effective and affordable drugs to every citizen in order to achieve the attainment of Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030.”



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