As COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt medical services, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has stressed the role of digital technology in healthcare industry.
According to its president, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, the disruption has led to drug shortage, inflow of illicit and adulterated drugs, thus necessitating a resilient global supply chain.
Addressing a press briefing ahead of the yearly conference of the body yesterday in Lagos, Ohuabunwa noted that technology revolution was an era of technological progress laced with innovations whose rapid application would cause an abrupt change in the society.
He added that the virus had adversely impacted businesses, lifestyles and the governments globally.
The pharmacist said the theme of the conference, “Technological Revolution: Adaptation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Pharmacy Practice and Regulation”, would not only tackle knowledge gaps, but also put life-transforming tools in the hands of Nigerians in need of services.
“The keynote address would be given by Prof. Charles Okay Esimone, a thorough breed intellectual, a professor of biopharmaceuticsics and pharmaceutical biotechnology. This erudite academic has pioneered research in the use of indigenous medicinal plants such as immunomodulators, vaccine adjuvant and anti-infective.
“The annual conference, holding from November 2 to 7, 2020 in Osogbo, Osun State, would feature great minds in the pharmaceutical industry, practice and regulation towards policy evaluation and practice rejuvenation, and also showcase novel research findings, innovations, pharmaceutical products and health consumables.”
It is also an opportunity to compare notes with colleagues in Diaspora, especially those from countries with robust, functional and effective healthcare systems,” he added.