The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria has granted Ladoke University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, a licence to manufacture drugs.
A statement by the Head, Public Relations Unit, LAUTECH, Mr. Ayodele Adeyemo, on Monday, said the licence by the Acting Registrar of PCN, Mrs. G.O. Abumere, “confers authority on Ladoke Pharmaceutical Company Limited to manufacture oral liquid preparations.”
Abumere urged LAUTECH to ensure strict compliance with general manufacturing practice and maintain the standard observed at the time of inspection of the drug firm.
LAUTECH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Femi Fadiora, commended Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, for supporting the initiative, adding that the firm was capable of producing 10,000 liquid drugs for adults and children daily.
Fadiora said, “The drug firm was commissioned by Governor Rauf Aregbesola late last year. This is a bid to ensure administrati
on of quality drugs to patients and also enhance good healthcare services in its locale.”
However, he said the facility owed its continuous success to the cooperation of the two owner-states of Oyo and Osun.