The CMD, Professor A.W.O. Olatinwo wishes all members of staff a happy and prosperous New Year 2012.










































Pharmacy department started operation since the inception of the hospital in 1980. The first head of department was Pharm (Mrs) Abdullahi who worked then with twelve (12) other Pharmacists, one Pharmacy Technician, two Pharmacy attendants and some clerical officers. Pharm Abdullahi was head of Department from 1980-1987. Other head of departments include Pharm R.E. Akerele (1987-1990), Pharm R.M.Afolabi (Acting 1990-1991), Pharm S.A.Adeniji (1991-2002) and Pharm R.M. Afolabi (2002-date)   

 The department was accredited for training of Intern Pharmacists in 1980. A scheme known as Pharmacy Consumer Shop was initiated by the Management of the hospital in the year 1987 to enable the department render twenty four hours pharmaceutical service. Another scheme known as Essential Drugs Revolving Funds was introduced in 1989 in accordance with the requirements of Rational Drug Use in the National Drug Policy of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Services / Activities 

  • Twenty four (24) hours Pharmaceutical services at the new site of the hospital.
  • Stock Inventory Management of drugs and clinical consumables
  • Dispensing of high quality Medicines and Counseling of patients on proper usage.
  • Providing Drug Information Services to patients and health care professionals
  • Contribution to production of Hospital Drug Formulary and circulation to all health care team.
  • Running a special unit known as Operation Pack Revolving Fund (OPRF), set up to provide surgical consumables for hospital patients and delivery packs for Obstetrics &  Gynecology department.
  • Production of Specialized formulations and Extemporaneous preparations for adults and children.
  • Running of Antiretroviral treatment centre for patients living with HIV/AIDS.
  •  Pharmacovigilance Centre for collection and documentation of Adverse Drug Reactions Reporting Forms.
  • Involvement of Pharmacists  in the running of Pain and Palliative  and Renal care centre    
  • Training of Intern Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students on six months Industrial Training.
  • Regular attendance of various seminars, workshops and local and international conferences by members of staff
  • Weekly scientific meetings organized for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.


  • Improved Pharmaceutical Care services resulting in more patients’ satisfaction and patronage.
  • Essential Drugs Revolving Funds (EDRF) which has increased from seed money of N50,000.00 in 1987 to N213 million in 2009
  • Specialized drug formulations/preparations for adult and children are readily available in our Small Scale Manufacturing Unit (Compounding Unit)...
  • De-centralization of Pharmacy department with satellite Pharmacies attached to various wards, clinics and departments.
  • There is increase in staff strength. As at 2011, the department has an Assistant Director of Pharmaceutical Services who is Head of department, 14 Chief Pharmacists, 5 Senior Pharmacists, 7 Pharmacists, 12 Intern Pharmacists, 19 Pharmacy Technicians, and 11Pharmacy Assistants. There are also 5 clerical officers in the department.  

Research Work

The department is actively involved in several research works, some of which have been published, while others are awaiting publication. One of the researches already published is “Evaluation of Prescribing patterns of physicians in the treatment of uncomplicated Malaria at the Family Medicine Department, UITH” (Ayetoro S.O et al, West African Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 22 No 1, 2011)

Pharm R.M. Afolabi

Head of Department