PCN closes 342 pharmacies, patent drug stores in Ogun – The Sun Nigeria

PCN closes 342 pharmacies, patent drug stores in Ogun – The Sun Nigeria

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 342 buildings in Ogun state for non-compliance with standard and other violations.

The locked-down property, which houses 26 pharmacies and 316 patent drug stores, was sanctioned by the PCN during an enforcement exercise in Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, Mowe, Ibafo, Ilaro and other locations across the state.


Addressing journalists at the end of the exercise, the director and head of the Council’s Enforcement Department, Stephen Esemobi, explained that the affected buildings had been sealed against offenses such as working without registration or renewal of company certificates, unauthorized sale of misused resources, poor storage conditions, unauthorized training of, among others, apprentices.

He revealed that the PCN in its efforts to decontaminate the drug distribution system in Nigeria, the enforcement team began operations, adding that at the end of the exercise, a total of 646 buildings were visited for compliance inspection.

Esumobi added that a total of 19 compliance guidelines have been issued, while one person was arrested during the exercise for fraudulently collecting money intended for the registration and renovation of stakeholders’ buildings.

While he said the sealed property would be reopened after operators of such pharmacies and patent drug stores comply with the PCN’s standard operating procedure, he urged the public to source all drug needs from registered and currently licensed pharmacies and over-the-counter drugs. medicines for registered patent medicine shops.

However, Esumobi expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Health and Security of Ogun in Ogun, as well as to the media, for their numerous support and cooperation.


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