We need privacy in our pharmacies-Dr. Letsa

By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| Ho

The Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has said Pharmacies and other health facilities must always continue to ensure privacy in their operations in order not to expose patients conditions to the general public.

According to Dr. Letsa, many pharmacies do not ensure any privacy at all such that patients conditions are known to the general public even at the point of buying drugs.

This, he said is because “the medicine I am buying is for Hypertension, or the medicine I am buying is for Diabetes, so, I have announced my condition to the general public” he said.

He said this at the opening ceremony of the Top-Up Pharmacy, Ho branch on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Top-Up Pharmacy, Dr. Richard K. Odor, said it is their passion for alleviating the suffering of those we come into contact with them by way of providing affordable and yet good quality healthcare for all.

“Our overriding philosophy is to meet the total healthcare needs of our clients, this vision has led us into setting up a clinic, a diagnostic centre and a modern medical lab. We did not look up to the skies of profit or the valleys of pride when we took up this journey” he said.

He said the company aspires to become a trusted healthcare partner for Ho and its neighboring communities, towns and villages, hamlets and cottages.

He said the company will continue to train and support educational and government institutions, deal with issues of health and expand its Corporate Social Responsibility to health facilities and other institutions in Ho and the Volta Region at large.

The opening ceremony was followed by free Doctor’s Consultation, Pharmacist’s Consultation, Blood Pressure Check, Blood Glucose Testing and Body Mass Index Check and Health Screening for the general public.

Some residents shared joy and appreciation to management of the Top-Up Pharmacy for the gestures.

The ceremony was attended by health practitioners, traditional leaders and the general public.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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