Pharmacists under the auspices of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN) have bemoaned that there is very little of government support towards pharmacists’ post graduate studies.
They flayed a situation whereby pharmacists are left to take responsibility of the complete cost of their residency/Consultancy programme.
Explaining this to journalists in Lagos recently at an event to commemorate World Pharmacists’ Day, marked yearly, on September 25, the President of PSN, Pharm Sam Ohuabunwa stressed that there is need for the government to support continuous retraining of pharmacists to enable them update themselves with latest trend in the sector.
He stressed that government should grant scholarships to pharmacy students for postgraduate and postdoctoral training abroad, especially for the new and emerging areas of Intensive Care (IC).
Specifically, Ohuabunwa said, “Health is dynamic and pharmacists need training and retraining to retool for emerging and reemerging health problems. There is very little of government support towards Pharmacists Post graduate studies.
“The government should grant scholarships for postgraduate and postdoctoral training abroad, especially for the new and emerging areas of Intensive care (IC) and emergency care pharmacy for transfer of technology and skill to the Nigerian Pharmacists.”