Experts Harp on Quality, as Kayhelt Pharma Launches KVIT PLUS, Others

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Experts Harp on Quality, as Kayhelt Pharma Launches KVIT PLUS, Others
 Pharm. Ahmed Yakassai, managing director, Pharmaplus Nigeria Limited and former president, PSN (Middle), flanked by Pharm. (Sir) Bankole Aminu Ezebuilo, managing director, Kayhelt Pharma, and Prof. Edith Okeke, a foremost gastroenterologist, during the unveiling at at the Elliel Event Centre, Jos, Plateau State.

Born out of the desire to offer the right products, at the right quality and affordable rates to the end users, Kayhelt Pharma, an indigenous pharmaceutical firm has unveiled KVIT PLUS Capsules and a range of anti-hepatitis into the Nigerian pharma market.

The colorful ceremony, which took place at The Elliel Event Centre, Gold & Base, Jos, Plateau State, recently, had eminent pharmacists, nurses, doctors, and other dignitaries in attendance.

The unveiled products included, KVIT PLUS, a combination of multivitamin and antioxidant capsules; Velso, a fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, which comes in 100mg and 400mg; Sofos, which contains the active substance sofosbuvir which is given to treat hepatitis C virus infection in adults of 18 years and older; Wymly, a tablet containing tenofovir alafenamide for oral administration; Gentovir, a prescription medicine used to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B virus (HBV) in people 12 years of age and older, and Dasvir, daclatasvir, an inhibitor of HCV nonstructural protein, which is indicated for use with sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 or genotype 3 infection.

Experts Harp on Quality, as Kayhelt Pharma Launches KVIT PLUS, Others
L-R: Pharm. (Sir) Bankole Aminu Ezebuilo, managing director, Kayhelt Pharma; Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, immediate past president, PSN; Dr Kenneth Egwuda, consultant gynaecologist and IVF specialist, ALPS Specialist and Diagnostic Centre, Jos, and Dr Charles Anyaka, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the unveiling of KVIT PLUS, at the Elliel Event Centre, Jos, Plateau State.

In his welcome remarks at the event, the Managing Director, Kayhelt Pharma, Pharm. (Sir) Bankole Aminu Ezebuilo, popularly known as Banky, explained that the launch was in line with the company’s vision and mission, adding that the company had come to fill that gap that is missing in the pharma sector.

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He added, the company has shown tremendous growth over a concise time, adding that the company has a track record of offering top-quality products over the years and he has no doubt that the launched products will do well,” he said.

While unveiling the anti-hepatitis range, Pharm. Ahmed Yakassai, managing director, of Pharmaplus Nigeria Limited and former president, of PSN, explained that, as a past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), he understands the importance of quality drugs for the sake of humanity, adding that Pharm. Ezebuilo has the love of humanity at heart.

“These products are meant to help hepatitis patients. As we all know, we have about 296 million people with hepatitis infection, out of which we have 1.5 million infections every year, and almost 900,000 deaths. So, this gentleman felt there should be a solution in order to help humanity, so in partnership with Genix, he brought these products to the country,” he said.

Yakasai, a Fellow of PSN, who unveiled the products with Prof. Edith Okeke, a foremost gastroenterologist, disclosed that pharmacists are not in the Pharmacy profession to make money, but to serve humanity, adding that the drugs are meant to benefit humanity.

Also speaking while unveiling KVIT PLUS, Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa, immediate past president, PSN, noted that deficiencies in some vitamins and minerals early in pregnancy can result in permanent damage to the foetus.

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According to Ohuabunwa, who was assisted in the unveiling by Dr Kenneth Egwuda, consultant gynecologist and IVF specialist, ALPS Specialist and Diagnostic Centre, Jos;  Dr Charles Anyaka, consultant gynecologist and obstetrician, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), noted that throughout his career in Pfizer Nigeria as a sales rep, and in the topmost executive position, he has launched so many products but has never seen anyone that was openly and boldly endorsed by experts like KVIT PLUS, adding that he has a feeling that the product is uniquely different from others.

“I am proud as a pharmacist to be here tonight and to be part of this great event of launching this product which has proven to be efficacious in all aspects of its usefulness. I want to recommend the product to all as its useful to all”, he stressed.

While also speaking at the event, Dr  Egwuda, said he had been involved in managing ante-natal women for a long time and one of the drugs he has found interesting was KVIT PLUS, adding that it has been his first option in an antenatal multivitamin in the hospital and diagnostics for the past 4 to 5 years.

We have seen that it has encouraged and supported the healthy development of fetuses and also achieve the birth of healthy babies. It has also supported mothers going through a lot of antenatal challenges. “It has all the essentials micronutrients that a pregnant mother needs and it comfortably rival and if not surpasses lots of the pregnancy multivitamins that are foreign to our lands, so I encourage all to add it to their pregnancy multivitamins and I am sure they won’t regret it”, he said.

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The high point of the event was the presentation of award plaques to some outstanding customers, as well as staff, which included, Pharm. Kayode Falana, Lamed Pharmacy; Jigawa Pharm Limited; Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Enugu; Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency; Lagos State Central Medical Store; Plateau State Hospital Management Board; Mr Ameh Samuel; Miss Onwukeme Chigozie; and Mrs Esther Ochepa.

Other notable guests at the event included President, PSN, Prof. Cyril Usifoh and his wife, head of the department of clinical pharmacy, UNIBEN, Dr Stella Usifoh; Sir Ike Onyechi, CEO, of Alpha Pharmacy & Stores; Former PSN president, Pharm. Azubuike Okwor; Pharm. Anthony Akhimien; Pharm. Olumide Akintayo; Publisher, Pharmanews, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi; Former chairman, BOF, Prof. Femi Mbang-Oyewo; Chairman, BOF, Pharm. Joel Adagazu; CEO of Neimeth, Mathew Azoji; Dr Arinola Joda; Dr Theresa Pounds; Dr Monica Ehimunjese; Dr Ukamaka Okafor; Pharm. Muhammed Yaro Budah, among others.

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