He got shot in the stomach by suspected armed robbers but managed to drive about four miles while bleeding, to receive emergency care at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

That is the story of Pharmacist Aaron Ohene Agyei, the CEO of Gilat Chemists Limited, after his pharmacy was robbed by gunmen at Agric-Kromoase in Kumasi.

The robbers made away with some cash and mobile phones in the latest of attacks on pharmacies in some parts of the country.

According to Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor, as the gunman was leaving he spotted Aaron in his car close to the shop.

He shot the pharmacist in the stomach and sent another bullet into his vehicle’s tires.

Bleeding profusely and in pain, Aaron drove about four miles from Kromoase to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s emergency centre.

Police are yet to effect any arrest or issue any official statement on the latest robbery.

The incident comes in the wake of robbery attacks on pharmacies in parts of Accra.

In order to continue providing critical pharmaceutical services to our communities and the country at large,
the National Chairman of the Community Practice Pharmacists Association (CPPA) Dr Emmanuel K. Ireland is calling on the

  1. Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare to instruct your men and women
    a. to as a matter of urgency investigate all reported cases of robbery against
    Community Pharmacists and Pharmacies.
    b. to provide security and patrol services to Community Pharmacies in the country
    and we are ready to collaborate with the police to protect life and property;
  2. We also call on the Regional, Municipal and District Security Council to as a matter
    of urgency find a way to help keep our Pharmacies safe;
  3. We also appeal to the Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery to intervene.
    While calling on the law enforcement agencies for intervention, we seize this opportunity to advise all Community Pharmacists around the country to:
  4. To be more vigilant and security conscious during the Christmas and new year season.
  5. Install CCTV cameras for surveillance
  6. Take very important measures to protect themselves, their Pharmacies and homes.
  7. Report any robbery or attack to the police with very significant evidence.

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