Ondo inaugurates task force on fake drugs

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Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo AdeyanjuAKURE – The Ondo State on Tuesday constituted a task force on  fake and counterfeit drugs as well as unwholesome  processed food.

Inaugurating the committee, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju,  said  was ready  to provide the  necessary logistics for it to its duties.

According to him, the state will  ensure that residents  have access  to quality and effective drugs in  private and public health institutions  in the state.

Adeyanju said that in collaboration with had  procured TRUSCAN, a cutting edge technology, to detect counterfeit drugs on the spot, adding that the state was the first  to take the  initiative.

He said would also embark on  a sensitization campaign  to galvanise support for the task force.

The commissioner  warned the task force to deviate  from its duties as its  activities would be monitored based on measurable index already stipulated in its  code of conduct.

The members of the committee  were drawn from NAFDAC, NDLEA and the  Ministry of Health.

Others were the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Association of Patent Medicine Dealers and Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. (NAN)