The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria has inaugurated Investigative panels to discipline erring professionals for better healthcare delivery in the country.
Inaugurating the panel via webinar in Abuja, the Board chairman of the council, Professor Ahmed Tijani Mora said investigations became necessary to ensure sanity in the profession.
Professor Tijani noted that the council would not hesitate to collaborate with other stakeholders in the sector to ensure Nigeria achieve universal health coverage.
“Every officer and staff of the PCN must be properly recruited, objectively appraised periodically and motivated to put in his/her best in the implementation of assigned responsibilities by way of the assigned Job Descriptions leading to realisation of the set goals and objectives upon which the PCN was established in the first place. “
Similarly, if any staff deviates from the expected norm and following due processes, such staff would be subjected to disciplinary measures in order to prevent repeat performance or setting of bad precedence which could lead to other staff copying and by so doing failing to achieve the organizational goals and objectives.
“In a nutshell, these are the basic responsibilities of this all important Committee which oversees the activities of the Human Resources, the administrative and coordinating nerve centre of the Registry and Head Office.”
In a related development, stakeholders in the profession paid a visit to the board chairman,:
They are, Association of Pharmaceutical Products Marketing of Nigeria and
Nigerian Association of Foreign Trained Pharmacists.
Professor Tijani said the council under his watch would ensure adequate channels of distribution of safe drugs without interference from other bodies in the profession.
Earlier, Leader of the delegation Mr. Nurudeen Adekanbi pledged the association commitment to ensure all members comply with the lay down rules on Pharmaceutical products distribution in the country.