Lagos seals 32 pharmacies, patent drugs shops

To plant 230,000 bushes to advertise climate-friendly setting

The Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 32 pharmacies and patent drugs shops for offences bordering on unlawful operation and working past scope of observe.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this yesterday after reviewing the report of the primary enforcement train carried out by the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit of the ministry for 12 months 2020, stated the affected premises had been in Agege and Alimosho native councils of the state.

In an announcement, Abayomi famous that the sealing of the affected pharmacies and patent drugs shops was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999.

The commissioner defined additional that the affected pharmacies and patent drugs retailers had been sealed for offences together with operations with out licence, participating unqualified individuals to man and dispense medicine to unsuspecting residents, working past scope by means of sale of moral merchandise, displaying and storing medicine in unconducive environments, which compromises the efficiency of the medicine, thereby rendering them ineffective.

In the identical vein, Director, Pharmaceutical Services Directorate, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Moyosore Adejumo, stated that the state authorities wouldn’t relent in its efforts to cease the inherent risks related to the operations of unlicensed pharmaceutical retailers and drug retailers.

She stated that the duty drive by means of the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the Pharmaceutical Services Directorate had been re-energised to accentuate the on-going conflict in opposition to faux, expired and substandard medicine being peddled by unlicensed and unlawful premises.

In one other improvement, Lagos State Government has deliberate to plant no fewer than 230,000 bushes between now and finish of the 12 months even because it urged residents to imbibe a clear, improved and enhanced optimistic method to a climate-friendly setting to encourage agro-forestry.

Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this on the weekend on the event of 2020 International Day of Forest, stated that the measure grew to become crucial to discourage tree felling in addition to forestall flooding within the state.

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