The Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora has pledged more support to the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN to improve on the productivity of its members.
Mamora made the pledge at the 92nd Annual National Conference in Kaduna with the theme “Navigating the Winds of Change in Professional Practice in a Volatile Economy.
Mamora said that adequate funding to the pharmaceutical sector would ensure quality healthcare service delivery in Nigeria, thereby increasing the number of healthy citizens for increased economic development.
He also said that the sector was key in the healthcare value chain, adding that investing in it would ensure local manufacturing of drugs and optimal service delivery to the average Nigerian.
The President of NPS, Sam Ohuabunwa said that the pharmaceutical sector had been overlooked, especially the community pharmacists who were closest to the people. He however, expressed the concern of the society to lack of funding which he said made way for the production of cheap and fake drugs.