The East Legon branch of Top-Up Pharmacy, a private local pharmaceutical company, on Wednesday celebrated its first anniversary with a free health screening for residents of East Legon and its environs.
Top –Up Pharmacy started its operations in Ghana in 2006 as a pharmaceutical distribution company and has since then opened thirteen branches in Accra in efforts to provide affordable and quality healthcare to all.
The free screening exercise which was the pharmacy’s way of giving back to the society screened residents for blood pressure .blood glucose test and cholesterol.
They also offered free dental inspection and assessment and a general consultation to persons who visited the screening stands.
Mr. Richard Odor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pharmacy, said the inception the East Legon Branch has brought them immeasurable pleasure in serving the interest of the community and its environs.
“Over the years, we have developed the passion for alleviating the suffering of those we come into contact with us by way of providing better services to them, our philosophy is to meet the total healthcare needs of our clients,” he said.
Mr Odor said Top-Up Pharmacy was motivated by the need to provide exceptional service saying “money or profit is not and we will not allow that to affect the affection and relationship we want to have with the good people of East Legon”.
He stated that the Top-Up Pharmacy envisions to open one branch at least in each regional capital across the country.
He assured that anyone who walked into the pharmacy would be welcomed by a team of well-trained professionals and offered an extensive rage of medications for known diseases.
Mr Albert Wiredu Arkoh, Deputy Registrar for Professional Development at the Pharmacy Council, commended Top-Up Pharmacy for operating per the standards of their council and introducing a delivery service to provide medication to clients in spite of their location.
He expressed concern about the growing number of unlicensed drug peddlers without any strict law enforcement.
He said pharmaceutical care in Ghana was however improving and expanding with a massive contribution from the private sector.
He called on the public to report any pharmacy operating without a professional pharmacist to the council for the appropriate measures to be taken.
Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, commended the pharmacy for its hard work and sacrifices to the community and also for creating employment opportunities.
She said the government appreciates the pharmacy’s contributions towards the growth of the nation and called on all pharmaceutical companies to exhibit professionalism in their line of work.