Society begins fresh registration procedure for pharmacists
President PSN, Ahmed I. Yakasai, in a statement said this is particularly key to achieving a faster pace of licensure of practitioners and pharmacy facilities to ensure that the tenets of Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) are entrenched for consumers of health in Nigeria.
Yakasai said in 2017 the procedures will entail that all pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies fulfill the protocols of regularizing their membership of PSN following which they would be issued clearance certificates by the respective state branches.
The statement noted: “Regularisation of membership will include the payment of a compulsory building fee of N5, 000 in line with resolution of the National Council of PSN passed on February 17, 2016. This move becomes necessary in line with Annual General Meeting (AGM) directives that National Executive Committee (NEC) should commence a physical possession of the Pharmacy House at Victoria Island, in Lagos State and swing into action in building all our properties in Lagos and Abuja.
“The Clearance Certificates will subsequently be used to obtain PCN scratch cards to proceed with registration formalities. It is imperative to continue to stress the statutory/legal imperatives of the relevant pharmacy laws which include the proviso in part II section 4(1) and (2).
According to the statement, the National Secretariat of the PSN will continue to evaluate the registration procedure in all states to ensure that the consuming public has access to good quality and registered pharmacy facilities in 2017.
Yakasai said the PSN National Secretariat conscious of its responsibilities has also continued to engage the Federal Government and other level of Government including the appropriate regulatory agencies via PCN and National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the need to enforce all pharmacy and drug laws in the months ahead.
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