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10 DRUG STORES CLOSED IN BO

17,Aug 2016
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The Regional Pharmacist of the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone South has confirmed to this press that Ten (10) Pharmacy Drug Stores have been closed down within the southern region.

Thomas A. Conteh made this statement whilst addressing a cross section of journalists at his Bo-Kenema Highway on Tuesday 9th August 2016 in Bo city.

He stated that those Ten (10) Pharmacy Drug Stores were closed down as a result of lack of internal hygiene and sanitation in their operational areas, stressing that the exercise is ongoing process to ensure that the health conditions of our people are improved.

 

He informed that a pharmacy must have toilet, air cooling system, storage facilities and shelves where drugs are kept for easy identifications.

Talking about the requirement of having a standard drugs store, the regional boss pointed out that a pharmacy before its operation the owner/proprietor must possess a degree and a professional head with all the conditions set by the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone.

Mr. Conteh added that, the Pharmacy Board is making sure that the criteria of most of the Pharmacists within the southern region works in accordance with their act, noting that they are faced with challenges from politicians when executing their job.

He further disclosed that most of the drug stores that are operated by non-specialists shall desist from doing so and therefore strongly advised to work with the act.

He noted that patient drug sellers are grossly flouting Pharmacy Board Act and caution them to work together with the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone.

He however, refused to name and shame those defaulters for professional reasons adding that those who have not got their registrations with the Pharmacy Board will do so to avoid embarrassment in their operations.

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