E-Pharmacy will transform access to pharmaceutical care in Ghana- Dr. Bawumia
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia has stated that, the top tier innovation,E-Pharmacy will transform access to pharmaceutical care in the country.
He said the innovation will also complement Government’s attempt to improving access to and delivery of health care to the near 30 million Population.
He elaborated that as the country moves towards digitization, we have to also benefit from it by using technology to improve our availability to pharmaceutical care in a way that complements our traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacy adding that E-Pharmacy will provide easy access and deliver large segment of the Population scattered in the rural and less urban centers with quality care.
“Indeed, as a country, we are not there yet but our progress so far is not to be taken for granted and we intend to entrench further our vision of making the single largest investment in our country’s health sector”, Veep stressed.
The Vice President elaborated that government recognises the gaps in the country’s health infrastructure and is committed to filling as many of the gaps as possible in building our human resources in our physical infrastructure and in all the complementary aspects of our health system.
Delivering his speech on Wednesday, as a Special Guest of at the launching of the E-Pharmacy in Accra, Dr. Bawumia was worried that, while the government is tackling the inadequate infrastructure in the health sector, it is disheartening to see people, roaming up and down from one pharmacy to the other in search of medication.
“The innovation in improving pharmacy access to our people through E-Pharmacy will be a game changer in safe guarding the future of our youth and ensuring rational and responsible access to medicines on a scale we have not yet been able to achieve”, Veep touted the innovation.