The Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has received the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharmacist Ahmad Ibrahim Yakasai who was in tour visit of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Receiving the president, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital Dr. Anas Ahmad Sabir welcomed him to the Hospital and appreciated the society’s effort in improving professionalism among its members in Nigeria.

Dr. Anas acknowledged the increase in the demand of internship program in Pharmacy in the Hospital due to the establishment of faculty of Pharmaceutical sciences at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto hence the need to increase the number the Hospital takes every year.

The Chief Medical Director said the challenges facing the Hospital’s Drugs revolving fund is being drastically addressed by the Hospital Management adding that “very soon the Hospital DRF will compete with any of its kind within Nigeria” he however lamented that, the problems are many therefore called on the stakeholders to come closer for collaborations to move the Hospital forward.

Earlier in his remarks, the President of the Society Pharmacist Ahmad Ibrahim Yakasai congratulated the Chief Medical Director for his recent confirmation by the Federal government as the substantive Chief Medical Director of the Hospital. He also appreciated the Hospital for being the largest employer of Pharmacists in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria President thanked the CMD and his team for allowing every professional to reach the zenith of his career. Saying that, “your leadership style of accommodating every one since you were Chairman Medical Advisory Committee is highly commendable, I urge you to continue in that direction”

Pharmacist Yakasai, expressed satisfaction on the way the Hospital manages its Drugs revolving fund and advised the management to send an independent team to orthopedic hospital Ogbobi for a fact finding mission on how it runs Drugs revolving fund.

The highlight of the visit was the presentation of a souvenir to the Chief Medical Director by the president of the society.

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