As part of the inquiry into the death of a five-year-old kid, a pharmacy at Kenyase-Adwumam in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region has been closed.
After preliminary investigations revealed that the establishment unlawfully administered medications to the youngster after he was attacked by a rabid dog in August 2022, Pharmacy Council agents launched this action against the proprietors of the Life Dream Pharmacy on Friday (5 July).
Asaase Radio in Accra was informed by Benjamin Kwarteng Frimpong, Director of the Pharmacy Council in the Ashanti Region, who led a taskforce to the facility, that an attendant at the time provided ATS Tetanus injection, Efpac suspension, Amoxiclav suspension, and Vitamin C syrup as treatments.
“And so, the communication to the parents was that with the medications provided everything would be sorted out and that there was no need to seek any further intervention. But just after about one month and three days, the child passed on,” Mr Kwarteng revealed.
He added: “But the case did not come to us early. The Kwabre East Municipal Health Directorate wrote to the Regional Health Directorate for further investigations, so we received a letter from the Health Directorate and moved to the facility.
Inspection results showed that Life Dream Pharmacy did not adhere to the Council’s established norms and rules, leading to the decision to close it.
Since then, the Pharmacy Council has called the building’s owners to further their inquiries.
“We will forward this development to the disciplinary committee for further action. The committee has a power of a High Court, so we are looking at imposition of fines, imprisonment, and revocation of license. Where there is compensation, we will ensure that the right thing is done,” Mr Kwarteng further indicated.