National Medical Stores (NMS) has applauded the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda (PSU) for the quality service they have rendered to the Country over the years.
While commemorating the National Pharmacy Week, NMS penned down a letter congratulating the PSU, thanking them for the great work done in ensuring quality and effective service.
“The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of National Medical Stores (NMS) wish to congratulate the PSU during this year`s National Pharmacy Week. We don’t only congratulate you for the service to the nation, but we also celebrate with you the milestones that you have achieved in ensuring that the people of Uganda have increased access to quality pharmaceutical care through provision of quality pharmacists,” the letter reads in part.
NMS further pledged commitment to continued collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda to ensure excellence in effective and efficient service delivery.
“For the Ugandans that we serve, help us serve you better by taking your individual responsibility seriously. Report theft of government medicines and medical supplies to the nearest Police Station or the Health Monitoring Unit. Do not pay for any medicines or medical supplies with words, “NOT FOR SALE,” NMS cautioned.
As per the theme for the National Pharmacy Week, “’Transforming Global Health’, NMS is convinced that knowledge is the ‘best medicine’ and preventive health will significantly reduce the demand for medicines while maintaining good health for all Ugandans.”
The letter further highlighted that 75% of the diseases that Ugandans take to health facilities are actually preventable. This therefore clearly indicates that out of every 100 patients that go to health facilities, 75 of them would not be there if everyone took personal responsibility for the good health.
“As we grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we add our voice to that of H.E, the President of the Republic of Uganda and that of Ministry of Health (MOH) in urging you to do all that is within your means to stop the spread of COVID -19 in our country,” the letter further reads.
NMS took the advantage to remind the public to always remember to; regularly wash your hands with soap and use a hand sanitizer, keep a good distance from your neighbor of not less than two meters when you are in any public space (Social Distancing), wear a face mask whenever you are in any public spaces.