According to reports, The
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has sealed off three pharmacy shops and 345
patent medicine shops in Ebonyi State. This information was made known by the
Registrar of the council, Elijah Mohammed on Thursday night in Abakaliki while
he briefed journalists.
He also added that five
premises were given compliance directives on the action, according to him,
bothered on issues ranging from sale and dispensing ethical/prescription drugs
without being supervised by a pharmacist or in an unhygienic environment, poor
documentation and other issues in the interest of public safety.
Elijah Mohammed was represented
by the Director of Inspection and Monitoring, Anthonia Aruya who said the
council was in Ebonyi State to ensure compliance to regulations and guidelines bothering
on the pharmaceutical sector.
In his words, “The PCN has been
in Ebonyi State since November 30, and has visited several local government
areas of the state including Ebonyi, Ikwo, Ivo, Ezza, Afikpo, Ezilo among
“This is in continuation of its
activities aimed at sensitising the system for better pharmaceutical services
delivery to the good people of the state and the nation at large.
“At the end of the exercise, a
total of five hundred and fifty-six (556) premises were visited comprising
forty-nine (49) pharmacies and five hundred and seven (507) patent medicine
“A total of three hundred and
forty-eight (348) premises were sealed comprising three (3) pharmacies and
three hundred and forty-five (345) patent medicine shops.”