NAIP Boss Decries Relaxation Of Hygienic Rules After Ebola


Ebola virus

THE National Chairman of Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (NAIP), Gbenga Falabi has decried alleged relaxation of hygienic rules in post Nigeria Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.

But Falabi praised the aviation workers in Nigeria for upholding the EVD screening rules at all the nation’s International Airports. He spoke yesterday in Ilorin during the 2015 AIPN Day, entitled: ‘Sanitising Chaotic Drug Distribution System in Nigeria’.

According to him, “Nigerians may be relaxing the rules of hygiene on the dreaded EVD. But certainly the government is not relaxing the rules.

I was at a Nigerian international airport recently and all the passengers were meticulously screened of the EVD. “Besides, the yet to be commissioned NAFDAC house is said to be having all the doors’ handles sanitised. We need to uphold this culture in Nigeria whether or not there is any outbreak of EVD.

I regularly use sanitiser in my office, just as we wash our hands with soap regularly at home. All our institutions must uphold the rules of hygiene at times.”

Disturbed by alleged high rate of quackery in pharmaceutical practice in Nigeria, the NAIP leader urged the Federal Government to assist the body in drug distribution pattern in order to curb the menace.

Falabi, who described all drugs, “including vitamins” as poisonous said Nigerians should always seek for pharmacists advice while using drugs as, “wrongly used drugs or over dose can lead to death.”

The Chairman of Kwara state chapter of the NAIP, Durowoju Ayodeji, bemoaned the alleged poor drug distribution outlets in the nation’s public health system urging the government to halt the existing haphazard drugs distribution channels.

Ayodeji canvassed strict enforcement of the New Drugs Distribution Guideline (NDDG) which he said would take effect from July 1st this year.

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