As part of the activities to celebrate the on-going 2017 Lagos Pharmacy Week, members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Lagos State branch, have visited the dwellers of Odi Olowo area of Mushin Local Government , with the good tidings of healthy living as well as abstinence from drug abuse and misuse.
The event held at the Kajola Primary Healthcare Centre in the area, on Wednesday 16 August, 2017, also afforded the residents, the opportunity of free medical screening on hepatitis, blood glucose, and hypertension.
The Keynote Speaker, Pharm. Joy I.Nwankwo, deputy director Narcotics and Control Substances, NAFDAC, explained the roles of hospital and administrative pharmacists in the wellbeing of the nation, noting that a healthy nation is wealthy nation.
Emphasising on the roles of hospital and administrative pharmacists to the society, she described it as one of the core areas of pharmacy practice that interface more regularly with otherkey players of the healthcare sector, which has moved from being a window dispensing practice, to a more robust practice of pharmaceutical care.
The State Chairman, AHAPN, Mrs Folashade Kotun expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all that made the campaign a success, stating that the association almost cancelled the event, due to the unfortunate passing away of their member, from Ekiti State, who breathed his last breath in Lagos, on the same day of the event.
After observing a minute silence for the deceased, she urged all present to always pay attention to their body symptoms, noting that the human system will normally give warning signs before a total shot down, and the place of medical screening,” as we are doing today cannot be underestimated when it comes to the human body”.