Nigeria: Regulate Traditional Medicines As Alternative Healthcare Delivery Services, PSN Tells Govt

Linda Rider

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has urged the federal federal government to formally recognise classic medicine follow as different health care shipping expert services in the country.

This is contained in the communique introduced by PSN at the stop of its 94th Annual Countrywide Meeting, held in Port Harcourt, Rivers Condition.

The immediate earlier president of PSN, Sam Ohuabunwa, who go through the communique at the weekend before the newsmen, famous that traditional medicines supplies chance for people to accessibility choice health care companies.

He stressed that governing administration really should control and standardise the standard medications so that Nigerians who could not obtain the orthodox providers can still find the money for a superior healthcare services.

Ohuabunwa explained: “Conference recommended that the integration of common, complementary, and option medicines into the health treatment delivery program gives opportunity for clients/ people today to obtain alternative healthcare providers and facilitate the attainment of universal health coverage.

“Govt ought to recognise traditional or different medication formally, that we can have each systems performing in this place. So if you occur to the clinic and you want to comply with the orthodox a person, you have health professionals who will attend to you and if you pick out the option, you will also be attended to.

“But then it can be regulated but suitable now is not regulated and any person can set anything at all within the bottle and call it a name and start off to use it to overcome distinct illnesses. So, what we are indicating, regulate the standard medication, standardise the branding so that Nigerians can follow their preference in accordance to your capacity to pay out.

“Infact in Ghana they have begun awarding degrees to standard or choice medicine practitioners, in that way you will increase expense, accessibility, or other wellness obstacle that orthodox medication can not deal with. Meeting agreed common medications ought to be leveraged upon to facilitate medications safety, supply chain production, increase earnings generation via investigation aimed at solution development”.

Also, the meeting even further famous that the contemporary pharmacist as an apothecary need to have knowledge of standard, complementary, and different medicines in other to diversify their expert services.

The convention agreed that it was vital to establish, persuade and bolster the partnership in between pharmacists and other healthcare companies.