…As Lagos ACPN pays courtesy visit to the firm
eMedrep Nigeria, an Information Technology startup that is focused on developing e-health solutions, hosted the executives of the Lagos Chapter of ACPN at their office in Ikeja, when they paid a courtesy visit to the firm on the 6th of September, 2016.
The Executives, led by the Chairman, Pharm. Abiola Paul-Ozieh also included the Vice-Chairman, Pharm. Olabanji Obideyi and Secretary, Pharm. Lawrence Ekhathor. They were received by the Managing Director of eMedrep, Mr. Edwin Ajogun alongside the Managing Director of Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr. Peter Arogundade with other directors and management staff.
In his welcome address, Mr. Edwin Ajogun expressed enthusiasm that the visit of the executives will mark the beginning of a collaboration between IT and Pharmaceutical Industries. In line with the company’s vision of digitizing healthcare service delivery in Nigeria, Mr. Ajogun spoke of the importance of the pharmaceutical industry as the foundation of healthcare and pledged to eMedrep’s commitment to providing world class IT services to the pharmaceutical industry at affordable prices. He also played up the company’s partnership with Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, asserting that partnering with the technology giant will see world class cloud technology being available to pharmacists in Lagos state at affordable prices.
Mr. Peter Arogundade said, while addressing the attendees, that Sidmach Technologies, with over two decades experience, will provide the backbone and technical support to eMedrep’s vision of digitizing healthcare.
In her remark, the Chairman, Pharm. Abiola Olubunmi Paul-Ozieh expressed her excitement at the development. She acknowledged the challenges faced by pharmacists noting that over the years the focus has been to address the regulatory agencies to solve the problem. She was happy to see that the private sector was willing to take up the challenge as she stressed the need for more public private partnerships. She however urged that solutions must synergize with the new national drug distribution guidelines and must involve regulatory bodies such as PCN and NAFDAC.
In closing, Mr. Edwin Ajogun assured the ACPN Chairman of eMedrep’s commitment to the cause and expressed hope that the meeting will be the first of many.