A national conference on drug side effects was conducted from January 31 to February 2 in the port city of Massawa.
Massawa, 05 February 2014 – A national conference on drug side effects was conducted from January 31 to February 2 in the port city of Massawa.
The meeting scrutinized work accomplishments of the committees set up with a view to identifying drug side effects and promoting fair treatments vis-à-vis proper application of proscriptions, besides the favorable environment it ensured for exchange of experience.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Yohanes Tekeste, head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the Northern Red Sea region, explained that the trainings provided to health personnel in this regard have borne positive impact, and called for further communal collaboration as regards realizing the cherished goals.
Likewise, Mr. Yohanes Bahta, head of the National Food and Drug Control Center, indicated that the office has been carrying out close and study-based follow-up on drug standards in line with international agreements, and stated that medical professionals’ feedback on prescribed medicines is important to this end.
Also speaking at the meeting, Dr. Girmai Tesfasilasie, representing the Health Ministry, equally called for raised diligence on the part of physicians in the process of prescription and patients to report quickly to medical professionals in cases of side effect manifestation.
Dr. Osman Abdulmumeni, WHO Representative in Eritrea, disclosed that, based on its reports, Eritrea holds 3rd and 8th rank at continental and international level respectively pertaining to its endeavors to minimize instances of drug side effects.