It happened the first time and I just thought it was inexperience on the part of the practitioner. The second time another patient called me for thesame situation from thesame general hospital and I got worried. Mr. Kola sounded as disappointed as he ought to be
Mr. Kola: Hello Pharmacist, sorry to disturb you o
Me: Hi Kola, it’s no problem
Mr. Kola: Pls I just went to pick my wife from the general hospital where she registered for antenatal.
Mr. Kola: The problem is that she has malaria but the doctor said there is nothing she can do because she is just three weeks. There is nothing safe she can use
Me: (sarcastically) And so the malaria will just go away? Does the doctor want her to die?
Mr. Kola: I don’t know O. That is why am calling you.
Me: OK don’t worry. I ll recommend something safe for her to use. Get her…?
We know we have answered questions on anti malarial choices in pregnancy before on this site but the sender wants us to be sure that pharmacists know what to do in this kind of situation. Like she said in her mail, it was a recurring incidence from the hospital.
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