The department is one of the several departments of the hospital that have been in place since inception. It has the responsibility of providing aequate pharmaceutical services to all categories of patients and also provides drug information to toher healthcare providers.
- Presently, the department has eight functional units where basic pharmaceutical services are being rendered. They are as follows;
- MAIN PHARMACY:
- This is the unit where services are being rendered to in-patients, and and runs 24 hours
- N.H.I.S PHARMACY:
- This is the unit where services are being rendered to beneficiaries of N.H.I.S, retainer-ship scheme, and out patients seen in the old site and usually opens from 8.am – 9.pm (Monday to Friday), Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 9.am -2.pm.
- AMENITY PHARMACY:
- This unit is been temporarily used as an active store to A/E unit and call duty room for pharmacist on call.
- GOPD PHARMACY:
- The unit where services are being rendered to out-patients. It usually opens from 8.am – 6.pm (Monday to Friday) and 9.am – 2.pm (Saturday - Sunday).
- ART CLINIC:
- Here is a unit where HIV patients access their services. It is usually opened from 8.am – 4.pm (Monday to Friday)
- ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY PHARMACY:
- This unit renders emergency services to patients and it caters for all services rendered by other units and is usually opened for 24hours. (Monday to Sunday).
- PHARMACY MAIN STORE:
- This is where bulk of the drugs and other consumables are been stored for onward supply to all other pharmacy units and non-pharmacy departments. Usually opens from 8.am – 4.pm (Monday to Friday). GOPD PHARMACY ACTIVE STORE:
- Drugs are being stored here to take care of the supply of drugs to GOPD Pharmacy unit.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY HOSPITAL SERVICES
The services rendered by pharmacists in hospital setting include:
- Procurement, storage and distribution of medicines
- Processing and filling of prescriptions:
- In-patients dispensing
- Patients counseling
- Pharmaceutical care services
- Compounding and sterile dispensing
- Unit dose dispensing system (UDDS)
- Drug information services (DIS)
- Satellite pharmacy operation
- Drug revolving fund system (DRS) management
- Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)
- Quality control and quality assurance
- Professional seminars and clinical presentation
- Hospital formulary and essential drug list
- Operational research (OR)
- Clinical ward round
The Department is composed of the following staff:
- Deputy Director - Head of Department
- 3 Asst. Directors 1 Chief Pharmacist
- 2 principal pharmacists
- 2 senior Pharmacists (one on secondment)
- 4 Pharmacists I
- 4 month to month Locum pharmacists
- 11 Intern Pharmacists
- 3 serving youth corps members
- 9 pharmacy technicians
- a secretary
- 8 clerical staff.