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Thursday, 19 November 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Samuel Anim-Yeboah
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Kumasi 15th November,  2015. Twenty-five intern pharmacists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), have been taken through a scrub wearing ceremony prior to their clinical rotation at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

 Leading the ceremony, which is the first of its kind in the country, Charles Anane, PhD, head of the Clinical Pharmacy Service Unit at the hospital reminded them of the responsibility ahead of them by wearing the scrub."As you don your scrubs today, I hope you reflect on the profound responsibility that the scrub symbolizes, " he reminded them.

 Scrubs are the shirts and trousers or gowns worn by operating room personnel when sterilizing themselves prior to operating procedures. In addition to its medical purposes, the special getup is a symbol of trust. "As they put on the scrubs, patients will be more comfortable with them and trust them with their personal health information and ultimately with their life as they believe they will help them with their medicines and their health in the Intensive Care Unit," explained Dr. Anane whilst speaking to our correspondent who witnessed the ceremony.


The interns are expected to be imparted with clinical skills and knowledge relating to ICU procedures and obtain insights into the medication use process at this setting at the completion of this experientially training. Additionally they will be looking forward to building professional relationships with the patients and other care givers as they take charge of all the pharmaceutical care needs of the patients under the guidance of their preceptors.

 KATH is a referral facility located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and has been a teaching centre for various health care professionals since its inception.


 Dr. Anane



Posted Thursday, 26 November 2015
This is indeed a ground breaking moment for pharmacy practice. Kudos boss Pharm. Dr. Charles Anane for your contribution to pharmacy practice in the country. We hope this sets a fine example for our other "bosses" who even when junior colleagues are making headways they try their possible best to pull them down because it's not them. To our great bosses - Pharm. Philip Anum, Pharm. Raymond Tetteh, Pharm. Priscilla Nortey, Pharm. Ama Nkansa, Pharm. Kwesi Appiah, Pharm. Alhaji Haruna Ahmed, and the list goes on and on and on. We really appreciate your work and the opportunity some of us had to study under your feet. Kudos!