The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi on Monday announced that it was set for skills development workshop for over 100 pharmacists across health facilities in the state for quality health care service delivery.
The Head of Pharmacy unit of the centre, Dr Sabi’u Adamu, made this known while speaking to the media in Keffi, Keffi Local Government of the state.
He said that the five-day training was titled “Clerkship Skills Development Workshop: Advanced Pharmacotherapy and Hands on Pharmaceutical Care Provision.”
Adamu, who is also the centre’s Director of Pharmaceutical Centre, said that the training would begin on Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 at the centre, which would bring together pharmacists within the centre and across health facilities in the state.
He said “the training is for pharmacists in quality health care service delivery by equipping them with the knowledge that will improve the health of patients.
“They will be trained on new modern techniques of pharmacy as we are aware that modern form of pharmacy is now pharmaceutical care which places emphasizes on patients care.
“Before now, it is only on drug administration but now it also includes patients’ care as pharmacists need to be interested in what happens to patients after drug administration.”
The pharmacy head advised patients against patronising unregistered drug stores, saying “patients must patronise only registered pharmacists; they need to buy their drugs from the pharmacy unit of the hospital in the interest of their health and to avoid buying sub standard drugs.”
The head of department said the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) introduced by Dr Joshua Giyan, the Medical Director of the centre, had yielded fruitful results through improved revenue and availability of drugs.
He commended Dr Giyan for the stride, which he said had impacted positively on the lives of patients and staff of the centre.