Following years of pharmaceutical business in the country, the management of Lucky Pharmacy has succeeded in establishing a new branch in Lofa County to enable residents have facile access to quality and affordable drugs.
The CEO of Lucky Pharmacy in Liberia, Mr. Sam Jhamnani, said despite the facility being the biggest in Lofa County the group is committed to expanding its services to all parts of the country in a not distance future to buttress the Government of Liberia’s effort in providing quality health care system to the entire country.
Currently Lucky pharmacy operates in Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties while plans are afoot to establish same in Sinoe County hopefully by the end of 2015 to enable residents in that part of the country have access to affordable drug service.
“We know that Monrovia is richer than other counties in terms of purchasing power but as a good business man it is our responsibility not only to run after the money but to provide professional services to the interior parts of the country.”
“Having visited the interior for a long time it was quickly observed that the issue of quality drug was something that people in the rural parts of the country were finding difficult to access, coupled with smuggled drugs from our West African neighbors,” Jhamnani disclosed.
Currently, he indicated that Lucky Pharmacy has registered more than 300 health products and is following all rules and guidelines relating to the importation of drugs into the country while maintaining a cordial working relationship with the LMHRA, the health regulatory body charged with the responsibility.
He spoke of the critical role the LMHRA has to play in making sure that drugs imported into the country are safe and fit for human consumption but lamented that the process is sometimes delayed.
In an exclusive interview recently, the head of the group spoke of plans being adopted by top level management wherein the pharmacy has seriously prioritized the employment of locals as a means of giving back to the community.
“We commit ourselves to the people of Liberia and assure them that any medicine that is not fit for public consumption will not be placed on our shelves to be consumed by the public,” Lucky Pharmacy management confidently asserted.
He expressed optimism that in the coming years and months they will continue to live up to their commitment by importing quality drugs that are affordable, thereby enabling the pharmacy reach out to even the poorest person in Liberia.