The Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof. Nii Otu Nartey, has broken into the hospital’s pharmacy store to dispense drugs to dying patients.
Members of the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association have been on strike since last Tuesday over their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.
An eyewitness told Citi News the CEO might have acted in desperation. However, the chairman of the Pharmacists Association, Stephen Corquaye, said the CEO’s action was illegal.
“The pharmacy store by law is supposed to be managed by a pharmacist because of the nature of the drugs which are grouped into class A and class B. The Pharmacy Act has specified that anyone who releases those drugs must be a pharmacist,” Corquaye argued.
Mr. Corquaye described the incident of “a non pharmacist dispensing drugs as unfortunate.”
He said: “This shouldn’t have been the case. If there was the need for you to attend to emergencies, you could have amicably discussed with the pharmacist in that institution because we also supply emergencies to facilities.”
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