PSGH requires integration of pharmacies in main healthcare supply

By Stanley Senya

Accra, June 7, GNA – Dr Samuel Kow Donkoh, President of Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), has urged authorities to combine pharmacies as core elements of main healthcare for environment friendly and patient-centered system.

He stated this may assist save sufferers from travelling lengthy distances, guarantee extra responsive healthcare system and tackle well being disparities amongst underserved areas.

“One research reviews that greater than 80 per cent of Ghanaians untilize group pharmacy providers for what they think about as minor illnesses. Nonetheless it was vital to make

medical merchandise accessible and inexpensive to residents who’re in underserved areas throughout the nation,” he stated.

Dr Samuel Kow Donkoh stated pharmacies held immense potential as main well being suppliers as they’d direct entry to sufferers in rural communities, making them extra a main supplier of well being care.

He stated this on the launch of The Technique to Improve Entry to Pharmaceutical Providers (SEAPS) Challenge in Accra on Thursday.

The mission aimed to reinforce high quality pharmaceutical care and first healthcare with deal with underserved communities in Ghana.

Talking of the SEAPS mission, Dr Samuel Kow Donkoh stated by way of devoted monetary and technical help, the Affiliation would empower pharmacists to ship providers extra successfully for a sturdy community that ensured equality in healthcare.

He stated the mission would practice younger pharmacists to determine and increase their practices, and combine superior know-how in pharmaceutical outlets.

Dr Samuel Kow Donkoh inspired the federal government to look at the healthcare system extra inclusively to leverage on current infrastructure and techniques to increase entry to healthcare.

Mrs Adelaide Yaa Agyeiwaa Ntim, Deputy Minister of Well being, in her speech, stated the SEAPS mission was well timed as a result of its complement the just lately launched Implementation Tips for the Community of Observe by the Ghana Well being Service, which aimed to addres systemic challenges in healthcare supply and to construct a long-term main well being care mannequin.

She stated pharmacists with their coaching and qualification might tackle difficult gaps in remedy administration inside the main care settings.

“The crucial to increase entry to main care requires the healthcare system to be extra inclusive, incorporate all licensed main well being care suppliers within the supply chain and supply progressive options for high quality healthcare to all sufferers,” she stated.

She stated the initiative supported the broader targets of offering high-quality pharmaceutical providers to each Ghanaian, no matter location as a result of pharmacies had been essential in main healthcare, and integrating them can improve affected person outcomes, cut back prices, and enhance public well being.

The Deputy Minister urged all stakeholders to rally behind the SEAPS Challenge to create a healthcare system that actually serves all Ghanaians.

Dr Dominic Otchere, Director of Pharmaceutical Providers of Ghana Well being Service who represented Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director Normal of Ghana Well being Service, stated pharmaceutical care was a crucial and indispensable part of well being service, subsequently, group pharmacists remained the primary level of name, thus serving as the purpose of entry into the nationwide well being care system, bringing well being service supply as shut as potential to the place folks stay and work.

He stated we should enhance pharmacists participation in medicines administration to resolve the issue of poor high quality medicines throughout the nation.

He recommended the PSGH for efforts to carry well being service supply to the place folks stay and work.


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