The Bungoma County government has been called upon to employ more pharmacists in the County to help in prescriptions and advice to residents. While addressing the press, the County pharmacists chairman Dr. George Matumbai said research has revealed that generally there are few pharmacists in the world, and 2025 percent of diagnosed diseases are medicament-related adding that the issue can be avoided by having more pharmacists on board.
He also challenged the community to interact with them often saying it will provide a platform for them to understand more about their practice and what they have to do when ailing.
Dr. Matumbai also cautioned the residents against purchasing drugs at places not certified saying some cartels have largely invaded the sector and are selling drugs that are harmful to their health.
His sentiments were echoed by Dr. Peter Ongwae who called upon resident to be cautious against fake dealers who are out to enrich themselves.
He disclosed that their profession has been in existence for a long time and they have a vital role to play in the society hence will work together with other stakeholders to achieve their goals.
After a procession in Bungoma town, the pharmacists later headed to Kabula market and offered a free medical camp that included treating residents infested with jiggers among other ailments.