By Alhassan Abba Yankatsari
In its effort to boast the accessibility of quality and affordable medicines, Kano State Government has trained 520 health facility Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) operators in order to increase access to medicine.
According to the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Management Board (SPHCMB), Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, the DRF operators across the 44 local government areas in the state under the board benefited from the training.
He disclosed this while declaring a four-day capacity building workshop organised by the board for the health facility DRF operators at the six local government areas’ zonal offices.
The Executive Secretary was represented by the Director Pharmaceutical Department of the board, Pharm. Abdul’aziz Hamisu.
He maintained that the training of the personnel would fill the existing gap for those staff who were not trained and to increase their capacity and job performance as well as to ensure that the teeming populace were protected from fake and substandard drugs and consumables.
He therefore urged the participants to make judicious use of what they have acquired during the workshop.
In his remark, Director, Nasarawa Zone, Alhaji Abubakar S. Abdul, commended the board for its efforts in training and retraining of staff in order to make them more productive. He then assured for their continued support for the success of the workshop at all of the zonal offices of the board, according to a statement issued by Maikudi Muhammad Marafa, the Information Officer of the outfit