LAGOS: 21 Pharmacies And Medicine Stores Sealed By Govt

Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods have reportedly sealed about 21 Pharmacies and Medicine stores.

The closed facilities are located in Alakuko, Ajegunle, Agege and parts of Alimosho council area of the state.

According to reports, they were sealed because they were operating illegally.

Professor Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in a statement disclosed that they were closed in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999.

Prof Akin stated the reasons behind the action, according to him, the facilities were sealed for offenses including: operating without license, engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens, operating beyond scope through sale of ethical products, displaying and storing drugs in unconducive environments which compromises the potency of the drugs there by rendering them ineffective amongst others.

“The state government remains committed to putting a halt to the ugly trend of having unqualified personnel deal with pharmaceutical products adding that government will continue to insist that the environment for the dispensation of medical care should be suitable for the promotion and maintenance of good health.”

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