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I am 68 and don't have build my career,

I have seen and heard how bad and miserable has been the professional life of the hospital and community pharmacists down the line. I have seen Regulatory officers addressing the pharmacist in singular and admonishing for no fault of his before the RMO, clerical staff and proprietor of the chemist shop. My heart bled to watch the sight of a Pharmacist running to a hotel to fetch coffee to please the boss and the officer. After all that officer was also a pharmacist!

I can say I was fortunate that due to my language and communication strength and little bit of knowledge gained from, I could sail and comparatively be comfortable professionally while in service compared to my colleagues.

All through my service, I was striving file to file to improve the status of the pharmacists though I did not get needed support from any of the Delhi / Mumbai based organizations. Please don't ask me 'Did you request them? The answer is obvious.

The really suffering and struggling pharmacists are those D Pharm and

B Pharm graduates in hospital and community sector due to defective

education, regulation, health sector administration and overall policy and


These blogs are unfortunately are not read by these category of pharmacists

as otherwise there would have been a flood of comments as it is happening on

face book.. .

Those who are patrons of the blog are the dedicated students and those who

are well settled in the present system or either unable to or don't want to react

either this way or that way.

Let us please understand Clinical pharmacy will be a big failure

and PharmD alone cannot deliver any service without the support of the

D.Pharm and B Pharm Pharmacists.

Let me caution that there is already an undercurrent of dissent among the

D Pharms against B and M Pharms coming to hospital as their interest is not

being taken care and God forbid, the life of PharmD would be miserable and

worst if they don't get the support of the D Pharm and B Pharm pharmacists.

PPR 2015:

I wish to know in what way it is different from the existing Acts and Rules?

It retains the status that pharmacist is required only for dispensing.

Who should take care of the drugs logistics, quality specification and management?

  • Doctors?,
  • Non pharmacy administrators?,
  • Non-pharmacy entrepreneurs?

How are they qualified to be in charge of bulk management of drugs?

Shouldn't the much ambitious PPR 2015 bring the entire drugs logistics under the domain of the pharmacist, bestowing on them power to exercise professional freedom?

Wouldn't this not helped the pharmacists to upgrade themselves in the hospital and Chemist shop?

Why PPR didn't take the opportunity to change the License title from Trading terminology to professional practice?

I am pained to find apathy and absolutely no response by the blog reading

pharmacists either to debate or comment on this important issue intended to

better the professional life and life quality of the pharmacist.

How long we should keep on begging health sector to get an opportunity?

Should we beg and get in at all only to end up as slaves for life?

About the Author

Ph. Bhagavan P S RPh's picture

I am Bhagavan ,Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India and currently serving as Registrar, KSPC, Bengaluru, India . I love to write on Hospital pharmacy series related topics out of my experience and observations. Check out my Pharmacist in the Hospital.


Ph. Bhagavan P S RPh's picture

Thank you all

Bhagavan P.S. B Pharm

Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India
A.R.Khan's picture

Probably they don't feel the pain as you are feeling. If they feel and present in thousands in number , why don't they raise supporting voice here ? If they are smart and wanted things to happen, they should not leave single venue to voice their opinion..

Hope you understand my point of view .

ɥsıɹɐɥ's picture

I'm afraid sir, there's a lot more to the lack of response from this platform. As I penned in my mail, most of the regulars here @Pharmainfo are academic enthusiasts or industry oriented*.

AFAIK there are hardly any Hospital Sector Pharmacists (be it from the government, private or any other sectors) on this forum.

Your points are indeed valid, but the question is are the Pharmacists in question in reach? There is no such provisions currently in place to communicate each and every one of our brethren to discuss such issues. Last time I checked, we don't even get a communication from KSPC too about any matters professional or otherwise. A healthy discussion about the burning issues can be discussed when everybody in the profession is kept under the loop about the happenings.

The lack of such a platform is what this is all about. Facebook/Twitter or such similar utilities may indeed be useful, but then again as social media analysts would say: people frequent such sites for a different reason.

@A.R.Khan my above comment might answer your point. Its all about the reach.

*seriously no offense, incase someone wanted to put their flamethrowers to work :P

Ph. Bhagavan P S RPh's picture

I was feeling the same way.

In India hospital pharmacists are mainly Diploma pharmacists.

These category of pharmacists hardly get into net browsing, unless specifcally informed. Many do not know browsing technique.

Anyway, thanks for the good analysis sir

Bhagavan P.S. B Pharm

Rtd. Dy Dir.(Pharmacy),Govt of Karnataka, India

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