DKT Educate Chemical Sellers How To Report On ADR
Story by: Jermila Brown Wahab
DKT International, producers of modern day contraceptives, which is also into social marketing, has organized a day’s training workshop for Pharmacists and Over the Counter (drug store) operators on the side effects of contraceptives at Techiman in the Bono East region.
The one day regional workshop which was held at AJ plaza hotel, brought together over 100 participants across the districts under the stewardship of DKT.
The General Manager of DKT, Mr Abdulai Adamu, who headed the training workshop, took the participants through modern day contraceptives and how to enhance their safety in a fast emerging competitive world.
He also focused on the capacity of increase availability and affordability of quality birth control methods which is achieved by strengthening the supply chain and improving the various methods and how to blend them mix.
The session used social enterprising model to better the lives of the citizenry
Mr Adamu, explained that one of the essence of the training was for medical experts to track drugs and their side effects and health free system compliance model.
He said “we at DKT never underestimated the adverse side effect of any drugs and it main focus was to prevent harm with the marketing authorization or outside marketing authorization”.
“Some people use product out of label and for that matter we need you to partner with DKT to unlock the perception of the people and also educate them on the crisis and the importance to report on any side effect when they experience it”, he urged the participants.
Mr Adamu, used the occasion to appeal to Ghanaians to purchase drugs produced by DKT International because they strictly adheres to the rules and regulations of the Food and Drugs Authority.
Which makes their product subjected to third party testing, and also operate with World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified facilities.
DKT is a registered enterprise founded in 1989 with the main focus on the power of social marketing on some of the largest countries within the greatest needs for family planning. HIV/AIDS preventions and safe abortion.
With its products subjected to third party testing Mr.Adamu said the company has been working mostly in the private sector but partners government health facilities to reach the total market.
“By so doing we have increased the demand for reproductive health product, media and education campaigns and capacity of providers to offer high quality health care through training and support”, he added.
The General Manager hinted that they have planed to extend version of the training at the community levels as they seek to bridge the gap between the consumer and the producers of drugs and other contraceptives.
The DKT explain their new products and benefits one stand to get should one join their firm as a pharmacists or retailer.
Mr Abdulai Adamu, urged parent to do the needful and make good use of modern day contraceptive in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
DKT International nationwide tour in all the regions in Ghana are under the influence of both the company management to educate the Ghanaian populace on ADR.
In attendance at the workshop were other health related bodies such as the Ghana Health Services, Pharmacy Council, Ghana Registered Nurses Association, Food and Drug Authority, Lydia Partner Clinic and Lydia Partner Pharmacy.