Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Covid19: Pharmaeutical Society Of Nigeria visits Hospitals in Ikot Ekpene, Abak & The Nigerian Correctional Service.

In her continued fight against covid 19, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Akwa Ibom State Branch has visited the infectious Disease Hospital Ikot Ekpene, General Hospital Ikot Ekpene, General Hospital Ukpom Abak and the Nigerian Correctional Service.

At IDH,  Which is one of the designated isolation and treatment centers for Covid19, The PSN donated hand sanitizers and other PPE. Making the presentation on behalf of the society, the state chairman, Dr Akwaowoh Akpabio said the Society was carrying out their Professional social responsibility. He stated that the society was ready to partner with the Government in the fight of COVID-19 but regretted that their professional expertise is grossly under utilized.

 The Medical Supretendent IDH, Dr Udeme Inim, in Company of Dr Godfrey Akro, director of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Akwa Ibom State
thanked PSN for the visit and  donation while commending the state government for getting the center ready for Emergencies. The Pharmacist  in charge of the IDH,  Pharmacist Nene Udom also appreciated the society and called on the government to integrate pharmacists fully into public health in the state.

The next port of call for the PSN was general hospital ikot ekpene, where the team was received by Dr Ini Etukudo the Medical Supretendent ,and management team. The Supretendent appreciated the donations, noting the synergy among health workers in fighting COVID-19 scourge and prayed for it's continuation in the best interest of the patients and health sector.

Finally at general hospital, Ukpom Abak, The PSN team was received by the Medical Supretendent Dr Anthony Umana, Pharmacy Uduak Iwok and other members of management team. After receiving the items,  The Medical Supretendent in his response thanked the society while noting that health workers were more vulnerable during the COVID-19 health crises. He comended the pharmacists for deciding to be in the forefront of fighting the pandemic thereby placing high premium on the lives of health workers and that of the people of Akwa Ibom State.

The Pharmaeutical Society Of Nigeria Akwa Ibom State Branch had also visited the Nigeria Correctional Service, where it distributed sanitizers to the center.

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