In a switch to deal with the issue associated to entry, prime quality, availability and affordability of drugs in authorities nicely being facilities in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong has signed into law the Drugs and Medical Commodities Management Agency Bill 2022 not too way back handed by the House of Assembly.
While signing the Bill into Law on the Government House Rayfield Jos, Lalong acknowledged with the model new legal guidelines coming into influence, the corporate, when established, will guarantee that all state-owned tertiary, secondary, and first nicely being facilities get their treatment from one provide which has quite a few advantages.
He acknowledged, “The days of out-of-stock syndrome might be addressed whereas the monitoring of drugs might be less complicated.
“The Agency will even guarantee that the usual of the treatment procured is ascertained whereas people who retailer them will accomplish that beneath a uniform template.
“This Agency will also ensure that there is quality control by developing a standard operating procedure as well as addressing the issue of cost,” he outlined.
While giving the synopsis of the Law, Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State Chrysanthus Ahmadu, acknowledged, “This Agency is also permitted to carry out the manufacture of quality and affordable drugs and other consumables as well as operationalising the Revolving Drug Fund in all health facilities in the state.”