SOSG – PSN Association Met to Enhance Healthcare Delivery In Sokoto State

SOSG – PSN Association Met to Enhance Healthcare Delivery In Sokoto State

In a recent meeting with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Sokoto State Government, through the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy led by the Honorable Commissioner, Bashar Umar Kwabo, reaffirmed its commitment to modernizing and digitizing the healthcare system in the state. This initiative, integral to the state government’s nine-point agenda, aims at advancing healthcare services and promote e-governance initiatives in Sokoto State.

During the meeting, State Coordinator Pharmacist Aminu Umar Hamma’ali, who led the PSN delegation, commended the positive initiatives of the ministry under Honorable Commissioner Bashar Umar Kwabo. He expressed the association’s interest in collaborating with the ministry to enhance pharmaceutical service delivery. Their shared objective is to integrate advanced technologies, enhance business operations, and ensure quality service delivery in the industry.

In response, Mr Kwabo emphasized the importance of digitizing the pharmaceutical industry to streamline processes, improve patient care, and ensure regulatory compliance. He highlighted existing and ongoing partnerships with the Ministry of Health and development partners like the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) for digitizing hospitals, ultimately enhancing service delivery.

The Commissioner pledged to discuss at the management level and formulate a plan for capacity-building training for pharmaceutical professionals to leverage technology effectively. Recognizing healthcare as a top priority, he emphasized the government’s commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure and services.

In his remarks, Permanent Secretary Dr. Nasir Daniya, represented by Ag. DG ICT Directorate Murtala Yusuf, assured the association of the ministry’s readiness to partner and work together, aiming to bring order to the sector and improve healthcare services for the people of the state.

The meeting was attended by officials from the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy, as well as the ICT Directorate, along with members of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria (PSN).