Sunyani, December 15, 2023
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) Brong Ahafo Regional Branch convened its end-of-year meeting on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the Tyco City Hotel in Sunyani. The meeting, attended by pharmacists from across the region, covered a diverse range of topics crucial to the practice and welfare of pharmacists in the Brong Ahafo region.
The meeting was also graced by the Executive Member of the PSGH, Pharm. Dr. Richmond Adusa-Poku, who represented the Standing Executive Commitee (SEC). Other dignitaries included the Hon. Regional Minister for Bono, Justina Owusu – Banahene and the regional Police Commander for Bono, DCOP Mr. Joseph Gyamera Oklu
Key Issues Discussed:
Clinical Professional Pharmacy Practice Charge:
A focal point of discussion was the implementation of a clinical professional pharmacy practice charge, specifically addressing professional service charges in community pharmacies. The members engaged in a comprehensive dialogue to explore best practices and ensure fair compensation for the valuable services provided by pharmacists.
Update on PSGH Strategic Plan for Pharmacists:
Participants received a comprehensive update on the PSGH strategic plan, emphasizing the relevance and impact on the professional development of pharmacists. The discussions aimed to align regional efforts with the broader national strategy, fostering unity and collaborative action among the pharmacy community.
The meeting addressed pertinent issues related to the Ghana Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), acknowledging the significance of a unified stance on matters affecting hospital pharmacists. Members actively engaged in discussions on the challenges and opportunities for hospital pharmacists within the region.
Security Tips for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Owners:
The Regional Police Commander for Bono provided valuable insights into security measures tailored for pharmacists and pharmacy owners. These tips encompassed strategies to enhance the safety of both practitioners and their establishments, promoting a secure environment for the provision of pharmaceutical services.
Welfare matters took center stage as the members discussed initiatives to enhance the well-being of pharmacists within the region. This included considerations for improved working conditions, professional development opportunities, and support structures for members facing challenges.
Special Guest: Regional Minister for Bono Encourages Pharmacists:
The meeting was honored by the presence of the Regional Minister for Bono, who commended the pharmacists for their contributions to healthcare in the region. The minister encouraged the attendees to continue their exemplary work and assured them of the government’s support in advancing the pharmacy profession.