"Start of a new era in the history of Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences"
Image source: http://www.hindu.com/2010/06/27/stories/2010062763160300.htm
On June 27, 2010::
Andhra University and King George Hospital entered into an MoU. This MoU may be called HISTORIC, because this is an agreement between two great, well established institutions, that is aimed at opening a new era in education.
Highlight of the MOU:
Students admitted under Pharm D course in AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences will have clinical sessions from second year onwards and one year internship during their final year at King George Hospital.
On July 21st, 2010:
The mission started, i.e.. Pharmacy Practice Services started, as Drug Information Centre was opened at King George Hospital by the Superintendent of King George Hospital.
Medical Staff of King George Hospital, Professors, scholars and students of Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences attended the inaugural function.
At the beginning, professor, Prof. J. Vijaya ratna madam, gave a presentation on the success story of the launch of the course, and thanked all the medical fraternity who made the vision possible; explained in detail the plan of the activities under pharmacy services which are going to be conducted. I request the readers to follow the video for the full lecture.
Dr. G. Santha Rao, superintendent of King George hospital addressed the gathering and extended his full support to the conduct of the course. He emphasized on the need to give authentic and unbiased information to the patients with utmost love and affection towards service. I request the readers to follow the video for the full speech.
Prof. T. Satyanarayana, principal of AU college of Pharmaceutical Sciences, expressed his gratitude to the support extended by Dr. Santha Rao. He assured that there would be greater prosperity of the association between KGH and Andhra University. I request the readers to follow the video for the full speech.
Prof. K.P.R. Chowdary, Chairman Board of Studies, and senior faculty, in his speech stated that now, 'we had entered in a new era', and also said that our's is the first government university to start the Pharm D; finally he thanked the doctors in KGH for their untiring efforts. I request the readers to follow the video for the full speech.
Dr. K. Eswar Kumar, Assistant professor, AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, finally proposed the vote of thanks to the gathering.
As part of pharmacy practice services, we the final year B. Pharm students and M.Pharm (Pharmacology) students have taken up the task of patient counseling, in KGH, once in a week i.e. on every Thursday, to actively involve in Anti- Diabetic campaign. Our objective is to provide drug information services to medical fraternity and to patients. We are interacting with patients, particularly diabetic patients, and explaining to them about the nutritional requirements to be taken, analyzing height and weights, hip waist diameter ratio. We are also sharing with them the medication administration and dosing frequency with pre and post prondial advice on the basis of literature available in the leaflets provided to us under the supervision of our Vijaya Ratna madam and Eswar Kumar sir.
We were extremely happy and enthusiastic to take part in these activities as we are exposing ourselves to the sufferings and needs of society, at the same time we are enjoying the sweats of nobility of profession i.e.. Service to Mankind, so I take this opportunity to thank our Vijaya ratna madam for involving us in such a noble activity. We also promise you madam to make your vision possible.
Some of the pictures at DIC:
Finally, a new era of clinical pharmacy originated in the Andhra University, due to the efforts of many people, on behalf of student community I thank all those people who directly or indirectly involved in the birth of this new course PHARM D and request the young students to understand the need of pharmacy practice services to the global health care sector also to explore new opportunities in this arena.
In my next blog, I would discuss about our activities of the anti- diabetic campaign.