Over 300 young men and women have graduated from a Medicine Counter Assistant (MCA) training course at Volta Health Consult in Ho.
The number represents three batches, who had completed six months of training and were tested by the Board of Pharmacy and certified to practice as medicine counter assistants.
Dr. Divine Azameti, director of Volta Health Consult, at the graduation ceremony, said the school had trained thousands of frontline medical dispensary staff since its inception, through professors from quality.
He said the course was rapidly providing solutions to graduate unemployment and the institution remained focused on maintaining the importance attached to the profession.
Dr Azameti said graduates should therefore heed professional ethics and codes of conduct and help protect public trust in the pharmaceutical industry.
He said land had been acquired in Ho for the construction of a permanent campus and was working to upgrade the course to degree level.
Mr. Gabriel Essel, Regional Director of the Volta, Pharmacy Council, said that the MCA training aims to ensure quality in all sectors of the pharmaceutical industry and to provide the necessary skills and competencies.
He said that as a front-line professional, his attitude and personal traits would be instrumental in maintaining relevance, reliability, adaptability, multitasking and accountability.
Graduates learned how to read doctors’ prescriptions, basic diagnosis, medication administration and side effects.