The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) have launched the Code of Practice for Sales book that would ensure and check the unethical selling and distribution of medical products to citizens in Ghana.
The Code backed by the laws of Ghana is enshrined in Section 148 of Public Health Act, 2012, Act, 851 would enable health practitioners to strictly adhere to the standards of handling medical products.
The Chief Executive of FDA, Delese Mimi Darko, reiterated the need for health professionals and practitioners to be circumspect in dealing, handling and safeguarding medical products for patients across the country.
“This would allow subscribers and dispensers to sell or market medical products according to the prescribed medication to patients and not the wrong prescriptions”, she indicated.
She said various sanctions may be applied to any health professional or dispenser who would fail to comply with the new directives, if found culpable.
The Ministry of Health’s Technical Coordination Director, Dr. Martha Ghansah Lutterodt, who launched the book acknowledged the effort of the regulator for taking such a step to sanction Healthcare Practitioners who compromise the health and safety of the citizenry.
“I am convinced that Healthcare Practitioners are marked highly, not only by their intellectual prowess but moral standards as well. So the practitioners in this noble profession must adhere strictly to standards that would cement our authority in the community as pertains in other jurisdictions,” she added.
The General Secretary of GHAFTRAM, Nana Kwadwo Obiri praised the idea of the FDA. He said his members would study the code and inculcate them into their activities when dealing with health.
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