Monday, 30 April 2018

PSN Donates Medicines, Food Items To Yobe IDPs

Pharmacists under the auspices of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has donated drugs and food items worth over N50 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe state.
The gesture is in line with the society’s philosophy of humanitarian service and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
It would be recalled that in 2015, PSN donated drugs, food items and clothes worth over N50 million to Borno State Government for IDPs, while in May 2017, and the society also donated Ceftriaxone injection worth over one million naira to Sokoto State Government to tackle the Meningitis Outbreaks.
The donation was formally handed over to the Deputy Governor of the states, Alhaji Danlami Ali, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force on IDPs and Returnees.
The deputy governor was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed  Bello, who was supported by the Permanent Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency and the Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Pharmacist Maisule Kumsani among others.
Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, the  President of PSN in a statement in Lagos said, “A sense of responsibility demands that we must support our people in need and help the government in championing a whole new agenda to promote the welfare of the citizenry in Nigeria.
“Our professional pedigree and orientation makes it too obvious that availability and affordability of essential medicines in any health system confers credibility on same.
Yakasai, explained that this is why the association donated drugs, food items and clothes worth over N50 million to Borno State Government for the IDPs in 2015 and Ceftriaxone Injection to the Sokoto state Government for the Meningitis outbreak earlier this year.
The PSN boss said: “Established in 1927 in consonance with its philosophy of humanitarian gestures and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS), the PSN feels compelled to contribute and touch the lives of our brothers and sisters wherever they are in the country, especially those in various IDPs camps.
Our correspondent report that Pharmacist Ahmed Yakasai was assisted in delivering the items by the chairman of Yobe state chapter of PSN and other executive members of the association.

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