An appeal to all agencies / organizations / groups that have an aim / objective / vision to :
Develop and establish Good Pharmacy Practice or
Further the cause of Pharmacy or
Uphold the dignity of the profession or
The same expressed in their own way
The Indian 'National Pharmacy Week' is round the corner.
Lets not waste money and man-hours on meaningless events, programs and speeches that glorify pharmacy with non existing field scenario.
Lets us make use of the occasion to correct the wrongs done in the past through appeals, workshops / group discussions with stake holders
Lets understand that the Indian Pharmacy diploma and degree holders have not been accorded Pharmacist 'Professional' by any Act or Rules and majority of the class room talks have no relevance in the field, status even after 70 years,
"There cant be a profession without professional freedom"
Mind you, a road side cobbler is a professional and he enjoys his professional freedom!
Professional freedom is a privilege accorded to the professional to use his professional discretion while delivering professional service.
A profession without professional freedom is not a 'Profession" at all.
- it is as good as basic degrees like BA, BSc
Hence, let us use the occasion to address all round corrections needed to make Pharmacist a real professional
Let our theme be:
"PHARMACIST FOR PROFESSIONAL FREEDOM"