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
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.
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?
- 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?