June 24, 2024
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Desist From Taking Injections At Pharmacies – Pharmacy Council Ghana

The Pharmacy Council Ghana has warned the public to avoid taking injections at pharmacies.

According to the Director of the Pharmacy Council in the Ashanti Region, Benjamin Kwarteng Frimpong, it is illegal to take injections at such facilities.

He made the comment while reacting to the death of a five-year-old who was given the wrong injection after he was bitten by a rabid dog in August 2022.

Mr Frimpong said preliminary investigations revealed that Life Dream Pharmacy did not meet the laid down standards and regulations set by the council, hence a decision to shut it down.

Mr Frimpong added that the child’s death could have been avoided if the person at the pharmacy had done a follow-up.

He explained that though the child was given the wrong injection, asking the parents to send him to the hospital could have avoided the death.

To prevent such avoidable deaths, Mr Frimpong said they had asked pharmacies, drugs stores and licensed chemical sellers not to give injections.

He added that the Pharmacy Council is committed to ensuring competent pharmaceutical care providers who practice with agreed standards with dedication, integrity and professionalism.

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