The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Federal Government to respect the deadline of January 2019 it set for the closure of all Open Drugs Market in Nigeria.
This call was made in Port Harcourt on Thursday during a press briefing addressed by the Chairman of the PSN, Rivers State branch, Pharm. Wale Oladigbolu, ahead of the Pharmacy Week 2018 of the state.
Pharm. Oladigbolu reminded the Federal Government of its commitment to start the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines for the Nigerian society.
The PSN also called on the Rivers State Commissioner for Health and indeed the Ministry of Health to, as a matter of urgency, collaborate with the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria to rid Rivers State of Open Drug Markets such as the illegal and drug markets in the Rumuokoro, Mile One, Mile Three, and Garri Market axis of Port Harcourt.