Warning to pharmacists.. Health announces new controls for injecting patients inside pharmacies

Al-Youm Al-Sabaa TV broadcast a special coverage about the new controls announced by the Ministry of Health for injecting patients inside pharmacies, which was prepared by colleague Mahmoud Reda Al-Zamily and presented by colleague Sarah Ismail. .

The coverage reviewed the ministerial decision issued by Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health, regarding regulating the process of allowing qualified pharmacists to administer medicine through intramuscular or subcutaneous injections to patients, after reviewing the stipulated controls..

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that the decision came after coordination and consultation between the ministry and the concerned authorities represented in the (House of Representatives Health Committee, the Doctors Syndicate, the Pharmacists Syndicate, the Egyptian Medicines Authority), in a way that guarantees the rights of pharmacists and facilitates the treatment of patients..

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, indicated that the regulations included that the pharmacist should have a training course from the hospitals of the Ministry of Health or its affiliated agencies, in addition to the existence of a prescription in which the attending physician stipulated that the patient be injected with a specific treatment in order to cure him. .

Abdel Ghaffar said that the minister confirmed that, during the next few days, advanced training courses will be organized for members of the medical team in all governorates of the republic, and that they will be granted the necessary certificates and licenses to ensure the safety of patients, pointing out that the minister was briefed on the training package that was prepared by specialists in the Ministry of Health. Where he stressed that the provision of appropriate rehabilitation is no less important than the existence of a legal framework regulating all medical procedures.

Abdel Ghaffar added that the minister stressed that the health and safety of the Egyptian patient is a top priority for the Ministry of Health, pointing out that the ministerial decision included not giving injections to patients unless there is a prescription from the attending physician that requires injecting the patient with the required medication, in addition to the condition that the pharmacist must pass training courses from Through the Ministry of Health or the bodies specified by the Ministry, and the decision also included ensuring the availability of anti-allergic drugs, and not giving patients anything but intramuscular and subcutaneous injections only..

For his part, Dr. Ashraf Hatem, Chairman of the Health Committee in the House of Representatives, praised the quick intervention by the Ministry of Health to resolve the crisis, stressing that these legislations would preserve the medical team and the lives of patients, which include setting regulatory controls to allow qualified pharmacists to give injections to patients..

In his speech, Dr. Hussein Khairy, the head of the Doctors Syndicate, praised the solidarity of the concerned authorities, and the coming out of joint decisions and legislation that guarantee the rights of pharmacists, and regulate the process of injecting patients to preserve their health and safety..

Abdel Nasser Sengab, a member of the committee supervising the Pharmacists Syndicate, said that the syndicate is striving to protect the pharmacists, in parallel with ensuring the safety of the Egyptian patient, praising the Ministry of Health’s move on this matter, and the speed of taking measures in the interest of the citizen and the pharmacist.

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