The Nigerian Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the injustice in the health sector.
This was said at a conference entitled, “Transforming Hospital and Administrative Pharmacy Practice for Improved Healthcare Delivery.”In Lokoja, Kogi State,
According to the association, the Federal Ministry of Health and other health institutions in the country have been denying its members key positions.
It stated, “We have appraised the incessant spate of industrial unrests within the Nigerian health sector and traced its origin to the hegemony of injustice perpetrated by one group of health professionals perennially.
“These professionals use the instruments of offices of their privileged members in high places to seek favours.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government under the leadership President Muhammadu Buhari, to demonstrate that it has the political will to redress the glaring cases of injustice and impunity that have become the hallmark of the health sector.”
The association also urged the FMH to respect the various Memoranda of Understanding it had signed with the leadership of JOHESU to avoid crisis in the sector.
It added, “We want the government to do as it has promised. However, the union would not hesitate to instruct its members to down tools should the government fail to keep faith with those agreements.”
The association also canvassed the implementation of the National Drug Prescription policy to address the arbitrary use of drugs among Nigerians.
The abuse, it claimed, had resulted in increased cases of adverse drug events among careless users.
Key officers of the association were elected during the conference with Mr. Martins Oyewole as the chairman.