In view of the economic hardship in the country, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Kogi State chapter, has lamented poor remuneration given to pharmacists in the country, Charmingpro reports
The Kogi State Chairman, PSN, Dr Lawal Mohammed, disclosed this on Saturday while speaking against the backdrop of the 2022 World Pharmacists Day with the theme “Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world”.
Speaking at this year’s celebration, Mohammed said there have been mass exodus of pharmacists out of the country for greener pastures because of poor welfare, stressing that this has given rise to quackery in the profession.
According to him, if something urgent is not done by the government at all levels, things will continue to fall apart for the country health sector.
“Despite our impact in the health sector, we are not being appreciated. Our take home pay is nothing to write home about looking at the economic hardship. Many of our colleagues are jetting out of Nigeria to look for greener.
“Who would want to stay in a place that you are not being appreciated for putting in your best to save lives? We can’t continue like this. We are using this medium to call on the government to look into the welfare of pharmacists across the Country. This will no doubt motivate us to keep putting in our best in the health profession” he added