Why the Pharmacy Education and Profession in India demands still more sacrifice, hard work and in resultant, we are not getting

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Why the Pharmacy Education and Profession in India demands still more sacrifice, hard work and in resultant, we are not getting

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Why the Pharmacy Education and Profession in India demands still more sacrifice, hard work and in resultant, we are not getting much respect, recognition and pays, what for most of us deserve?

The pharmacyprofession in India was marked by the first class of the chemist and druggist conducted at the Madras medical college in 1870s to train students, to gain skills in pharmacy practice. Pharmacy education pattern was based on the instructions provide by the pharmaceutical society of Great Britain.

The pharmacy profession entered India almost simultaneously with U.S but the growth in India remained very slow. For almost half a century not much progress was noticed, until B.Pharm course was started in 1937 at Banaras Hindu University and in 1944 at the Punjab University, Lahore.

Pharmacist is integral part of health care team without us (pharmacist) no others members      like doctors , nurses can perform well, but in India we are not given proper respect, recognition, only pharmacy books say about what we are, and what’s our scop in health care field, but in real it’s different.

Pharmaceutical science is a professional subject like medicine, engineering and architecture. apart from other basic subjects like agriculture, veterinary, engineering and medicine are included in the curriculum of civil services examination, but pharmaceutical science is not included. It is in fact, a kind of discrimination towards this noble profession and the subject by the government of India.

We (Pharmacist) are not given proper respect, recognition, attention, pays so to get rid off this discrimination      we have few issues enlist here, so please read it carefully, have a second thought and give your opinion in this regard so we draft our points in such a way so that it can be given to government bodies in regard to our demands and issues.

1.      There are several ministry in the government of India and state governments but pharmacy is still not consider a prime issue for its proper recognition by the governments Like Ministry of health there must be a separate  Ministry of Pharmacy both at central level and state level under this pharmaceutical industry , hospital and community pharmacist must come, it’s should not be like present situation , Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) under  Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, because pharmaceutical products ( life saving  medicine, surgical products , cosmetics) and their procurement, formulation, manufacturing, quality analysis, labeling, dispensing  is never compare with the chemicals and fertilizers.

2.      B.Pharm must be preferential qualification for pharmacist but presently D.Pharm is the essential qualification. PCI said that B.Pharm should register under state pharmacy council and be a registered pharmacist as per certificate given by State Pharmacy Council but B.Pharm is not eligible for pharmacist post in health care centers. Why?

3.      Drug inspector must be at block / tehsil level apart from appointing at district or some time at region level for proper regulation,

4.      Pharmacist should be appointed at the PHC (Public Health Centre) at panchanyat level and CHC (Community Health Centre) block/tehsil level.

5.      For the proper health care of patient, pharmacists are important as well as doctors, so why there are only one – two pharmacists, so a team of 5-6 pharmacists must be appointed a CHC, PHC, level.

6.      There should be a Pharmacy officer at CHC and PHC level at the basis of medical officer.

7.      At the basis of CMO there should chief pharmacy officer (CPO) under which pharmacist should work.

8.      In NIPER as being a separate organization for pharmaceutical sciences, why for admission in post graduation as well in Ph.D , sciences graduate ,BAMS, veterinary graduate  and science post graduate are also eligible though for them, concern facility are available in there stream but in this, pharmacy students are not eligible.

9.      Pharmaceutical science is a professional subject like medicine, engineering, apart from other basic subjects like agriculture, veterinary, engineering and medicine are included in the curriculum of civil services examination (UPSC, State PSC). Pharmaceutical sciences must be included in civil service curriculum, Why not still it is.

10.  Pharmacy governing bodies like PCI and AICTE are now only approving more no. of college but these are not much concern about the quality of education, creating job opportunity for graduate pharmacist in industry and hospitals. 

11.  These governing bodies like PCI,AICTE and several association like IPA, IPGA, IPHA, ACPI, APTI should not only talk in conference about high fi things about pharmacy but  they must also think and do some  ground level  work and necessity issues like:

·         Proper respect and recognition of pharmacy teachers, pharmacist in hospitals and industries.

·          Creating more job opportunity at government level and private level in respect to annual pass-out graduates.

·         In pharmaceutical industry there must be proper recognition and preference of pharmacy graduates over sciences graduates.

·         The seniors of our pharmacy profession who are engaged in higher post in top organization like PCI, CDRI, NBRI, NIPER etc. must think and take up agitating            steps which provide the right of budding and youth batch of pharmacy.

12.  Now it’s time to fight for our rights which provide  health , wealth, recognition and respect of profession and all professionals, there is no option to change the profession (several doing B.Ed,BP.Ed,BTC) after a huge, research and technical study steps, which most of our budding pharmacy professionals are doing to get rid  off present system.


Please read it carefully, think over it and give your opinion as earlier as possible in this regard so we can draft our points in such a way so that it can be given to government bodies for consideration and implementation of   our demands and issues.

We are waiting for your opinion and ready for our next steps”

With Regards:

Mr. Deepak Singh

M.Pharm.        

Mob.No. +91 9648575741

E.Mail: deepmanipal@gmail.com

Mr. Dharam Veer Singh

M.Pharm.

Mob.No. +919451818297

E.Mail: dharamrdl@gmail.com



hemantpharma16
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good article...

I appreciate the efforts put down by the writer's. They have given a picture perfect status of the current scenario of Pharmacy in India, If this type of situation persists, i am sure younger generation wont opt for pharmacy any more. The outcome is more dreadful, as PG's are wandering here and there in quest of a suitable job, and ultimately ending up with a non prefarable job. The reluctance and negligience shown by Govt of India nad PCI is also very sorrowful..hope they will take necessary action with in due time to save Pharmacy profession..

niraj gupta
about position of pharmacist and what can we do for growing the

yes it is true that that in india pharmacy education and profession demands still more sacrifice and hard work but in resultant we are not getting much respect and attention and pay for which we are able. but in this case the measure problem is that lack of unity in our field... if we saw history in medical profession or in engineering field at any objectionable point students of whole country go against it together in the form of strice but in pharmacy field there is no unity in students and also in professionals. another factor is access in pharmacy field by other fields..it is a major factor which is making obstruction for growing pharmacy field. 

satya
Appeal to all Pharmacians

A really a good initiative has been took by the writer some one has to take the lead. the article shows the true picture of pharmacy proffession. A Pathetic Scene.
The word job satisfaction missess in the dictionary of Pharma Proffessional/job seekers of pharma field.
We need to agitate this for our self reliance and future of coming generations ahead.
Few more Solutions:

1. Specilalisation in 4 years should be given like B.tech
2.Clinical Practice intern like JR Doctor should be introduced  with stipend. and RMP certifictate should be issued to htem with rights to practice LIKE General physician in rural areas.
3. Pay Scale should be decided for any job for pharma professional in private sectors also to prevent explotation. 
I appeal all Pharmacians to Unite & Ignite the Movement turn it into a Revolution.
   

satya
Appeal to all Pharmacians

A really a good initiative has been took by the writer some one has to take the lead. the article shows the true picture of pharmacy proffession. A Pathetic Scene.
The word job satisfaction missess in the dictionary of Pharma Proffessional/job seekers of pharma field.
We need to agitate this for our self reliance and future of coming generations ahead.
Few more Solutions:

1. Specilalisation in 4 years should be given like B.tech
2.Clinical Practice intern like JR Doctor should be introduced  with stipend. and RMP certifictate should be issued to htem with rights to practice LIKE General physician in rural areas.
3. Pay Scale should be decided for any job for pharma professional in private sectors also to prevent explotation. 
I appeal all Pharmacians to Unite & Ignite the Movement turn it into a Revolution.
   

dhaneshwar
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True fact

This article is eye opener for the government as well as various organizations like PCI, IPA, IPGA, IPHA, ACPI & APTI. At the time of admission every pharma student see a beautiful dream about his/her career but in the end he/she realises that the dream was only a dream. All this happen because of the system. I appreciate your movement & would like to be a part it. 

Anonymous (not verified)
excellent

it is a good initiative from yr side, i must congratulate u all and i wish that we shall overcome somwday. Really, its very much disappointing when we spends a lot of money (in lacs) in our postgraduatio of pharmacy and after which we are getting nothing. in pharmaceutical industry they are preffered b.sc., m.sc. candidate, in govt. sector there are not enough vacancies to fullfill the demand, in academic sector they are giving very less salary which we could get after plain graduation, then what is the use of our speciallization in pharmacy. The govt. should stand for our rights for which we have to do something for ourself. I AM WITH YOU.

Anonymous (not verified)
COMPRESSED PHARMACIST

its ridiculus that our top level professional are not taking care of our respective field. they are taking care of themselves and floded there pockets with lots n lots of money. If they will take some fruitfull steps for the welfare of budding youths of pharma profession the situation would not so worsen. top level professionals in my concern is the person engaged in higher authrity in bodies like IPC, IPGA, APTI, IPA, PCI, AICTE, UGC<,and Head of Academic institutions, pharma industries, hospitals.

I AM WITH YOU ALL PEOPLE

JAGO PHARMACIST JAGO

WE NEED ANOTHER ANNAJI IN PHARAMA

WE ARE READY FOR PROTEST AGAINST THESE CRIMINALS OF PHARMA PROFESSION

READY FOR DHARNA

regards;
Mr. Ram Bishnoi
M.Pharm.
+919770538363

Anonymous (not verified)
revolution in pahrma profession

Its good initiation,keep it up,we(pharmacist) all get ready to to bring sahpe to our profession.

Anonymous (not verified)
Some more points need to be

Some more points need to be added that;
Freshers are not getting jobs in industries as well as in academics. In place of Pharmacy graduates industries are taking science graduates. As those guys don't have proper knowledge of Pharmacy. One should think over on the point that the persons who dont know what is tablet, how can he work in Pharma R & D / Industry? Isn't it not dangerous????

Government should have control on industries for freshers intake so that atleast 50% freshers would able to get the job opportunities.

Industries are doing recruitments on the basis of personal references not on the basis of talent of the candidate.

Package wise we Pharmacist are very behind of other professionals like IT, though we are working very hard comparatively.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thanks somebody Raised Voice to fight for our Rights .

Thanks to all who come up with this issues of our pharmacy professionals Really we are not getting our Rights though Engineers and other Professionals Spend less on Courses they Get huge Pay and we even didnt Get what we deserve.So please open there eyes who are running this systems otherwise there will be no more Evidence Will remain of Pharmacist.The Regulatory bodies only charge huge for Registration and all useless things but never thought of this issues im Suffering in my life for choosing this profession.

Anonymous (not verified)
companies should prefer

companies should prefer opting pharmacy professionals in recruitment. but most of the companies prefer for non pharmacy professionals (other life science graduates) who have only few basic knowledge in our field. they grab our chance and rights.this should be stopped first.

yaaronc
fact

the fact is no technical skill required in pharma feild. only one professor who bore a phd is enough to lead a team of players. here in industry bsc graduates are more experienced. and onething is in QA QC and production, any degree holder can do the same work as that of a pharma graduate. coming to RnD some kind pharma backup should be. when coming to sales bsc is more than enough. people acquiring graduation in pharmacy should know this first of all. im being graduate in pharma and a registered pharmacist would suggest all undergraduates to think first and enquire all your relatives and friends who are already in pharma feild to take up the course or not. becoz no job is offered in industry without a reference in pharma industry for the freshers. so all graduates are in dilemma and doing some other courses. even i suggest one who is good at studies should have to take up pharma. otherweise no future should be expected in this evergreen industry.

suneelbiswas
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"Wake up D.pharm, B.pharm, M.pharm Holders

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Yuvraj Pandhare (not verified)
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its time to reopen lft.cl. chopra commitee recommendation to notice the govt.

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