The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana Donates PPEs to treatment centers and 2,000 Community Pharmacists in Ghana

Story by nacem news online www.nacemnewsonline.com The Pharmaceutical Society is the umbrella of all practicing pharmacist in Ghana. Phar...

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The Pharmaceutical Society is the umbrella of all practicing pharmacist in Ghana. Pharmacist are found in various areas of practice including hospitals, clinics, community, manufacturing industry, research and acadamia, regulatory as well as medical representation.

Today on July 14 2020, the society donated PPEs to treatment centers and few pharmacists in Ghana.

During the donation Dr. Benjamin Kwame Botwe who is the President for the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana told the press that, Pharmacist in all these diverse and varied areas of practice have played their roles very well in one way or the other as part of the frontline healthcare workers to contribute towards efforts at mitigating the COVID - 19 pandemic.

He added that the leadership of PSGH wishes to applaud and acknowledge all the pharmacists and his colleagues in the health profession for the great sacrifice they have collectively made even at the very risk of their lives and that of their families and friends.

He continued by saying, the average daily cases being 460  (411 - 505), it's expected that on average 368 patients with SARS- COV-2 yet to test positive could attend pharmacist across the country daily. He said this is more so now that many patients are avoiding hospital facilities for fear of contracting the disease.

The Society is still expecting a positive feedback from the Ministry of Health ( MOH) on its request for the consideration of community Pharmacies in the provision of the PPEs and other COVID-19 related reliefs to help them and their staff and motivated.
He concluded by saying based on the data, it is the society's view that the next phase this pandemic fight would have to leverage alot of community engagement and education, most of which could occur at the community pharmacy level.

As a profession, they are willing to play their role but will have to in a way that ensures that the risk to their members and staff is mitigated.

After the speech from the President, the heads of the society presented items such as, Face Shield, Sanitizers 100ml, N95 Nose masks, Multivitamins, Zinc, Paracetamol Suppos 125mg, Surgical Scrubs ( 7.5% povidone Iodine) 1L, Rubbing Alcohol ( 4L), Fluid Resistant Attire with hands, and Goggles to few treatment and community Pharmacist in Ghana.

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