State Times NewsJAMMU: Jammu Kashmir Government Pharmacist Association (JKGPA), Jammu celebrated World Pharmacist Day at Medical Employee Federation Office, here under the chairmanship of Sushil Sudan, Member, Pharmacy Council of India and President JKGPA, Jammu.While addressing the participant, Sushil highlighted the role of the pharmacist in patient care and implementing treatment. Pharmacists work as a bridge between Doctors and patients.He urged the pharmacist to take the pledge on this auspicious day to serve suffering humanity with utmost dedication and extend warm greetings to all the members of the pharmacist community.“They are an important part of Health care system and I am sure they will keep on doing the exemplary work during the current testing times of COVID -19 pandemic. Together we will defeat this virus and transform Global Health,” he said. The theme of the year 2020 is developed by the International Pharmaceutical Federation is ‘Transforming global health’.”We 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,” Sushil said.The theme of World Pharmacist Day, he said, emphasis that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for the patient but for other healthcare professionals. For every patient who walks into a pharmacy, he said, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right doses.In view of the COVID-19 pandemic & death of one colleague Pharmacist during COVID-19 duty association curtailed the programme of World Pharmacist Day 2020.The guests of the programme were Iqbal Palla, Asstt Drug Controller and Surinder Mohan Tikku Assistant Drug Controller (HQ), Jammu.JKGPA distributed the cake to the participants after the programme and shared his valuable experiences with the pharmacists and also extended their best wishes to all pharmacists of J&K hoping that they will continue serving the society with great zeal & passion.Congratulating the team that was instrumental in the program implementations Ch. Jarnail Singh working president JKGPA, Kamal Jit Sawhney Gen Secretary JKGPA, R.P Singh, Bharat Bushan Bhagat, Singh, Shafkat Hussein, Harpal Singh, Darminder Singh, Mela Singh, Raman Anand, Jugal Bakshi and others addressed the gathering and gave valuable suggestions for the betterment of the pharmacist category.
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