Ghanaians may soon be required to pay for consultations at retail pharmacies across the country.
Stakeholders are currently debating how to design a framework for charging for services like counselling and dispensing at retail pharmacies.
This consultation fee policy was announced by the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP), and it will go into effect on April 30, 2022.
In a press statement issued on March 23, 2022, the GNCoP’s National Executives explained that the Chamber will soon “require pharmacists in retail pharmacies to provide proof of professional liability insurance for the services they render on behalf of member companies as well as proof of their tax obligations to the state as professionals
The statement also emphasized some important matters of national importance to its members.
These include the expensive and stressful processes that the GNCoP goes through in transacting business with public institutions.
“GNCop has observed with concern the proliferation of various tender documents and fees that have made going business with public institutions cumbersome and expensive,” the statement said.