Dimapur, September 26: With the rest of the country and the world, members of the Kohima District Pharmacists Union celebrated the Pharmacist Day on September 25 at Kohima on the theme, “Transforming Global Health”. The day is observed with an aim to show how pharmacists contribute to a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and health technologies, as well as from pharmaceutical care services. The programme began with an invocation by Thongsheni.
Speaking on the occasion, Santu Thapa, District Pharmacy Officer (Retd) and Advisor KDPU said the (FIP) has rightly selected the theme as Transforming Global Health in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic where the responsibilities of Pharmacist has increased manifold.
While thanking the State Government for its effort to contain the Covid 19, he also appreciated the services provided by the Pharmacists in the health care team of the state machinery at various level and the services of the Community Pharmacists to the people of the state.
The programme was chaired by Zayiechituo John Kipu, General Secretary, KDPU and vote of thanks was offered by Ato, Vice-President, KDPU.
The Pharmacist Union Tuensang District (PUTD) celebrated 10th World Pharmacist Day on September 25 at CMO Office Tuensang under the theme “Transforming global health”. In observance of the day, the house discussed the role of pharmacist in the healthcare system and the importance of interactions between pharmacist with doctors and nurses.
The house discussed and agreed that all retail pharmacy should keep a full time registered pharmacist and the members further decided to approach the higher authority to allot pharmacist sick room in every health centre. It further resolved to organize awareness programme on self-medication in the district and clear confusion between the pharmacist and the pharmacy.
Highlights of the programme included short speech by Dr Alemwapang, ZLO Tuensang and exhortation by Amos, store keeper, DH while Lanu, pharmacist.
(Page News Service)