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Letter to Editors !
Padma Awards for Pharmacists!
It is a very happy news to all Pharmacists that name of a Pharmacist is in the list of 2017 Padma awardees. It is a long cherished desire and demand of Pharmacists for Padma awards. Eminent persons from Medicine were being selected for Padma awards every year.
Pharmacy is an inevitable discipline of Medicine and Medicine cannot be thought of without Pharmacy. But, no Pharmacist was selected all these years. The dream comes true with the selection of Prof Harkishan Singh in the category of Medicine this year. Prof Singh is a renowned Pharmacy Educationist, Pharmacy Scientist and a legendary Historian of Pharmacy Profession in India. Still there are many Pharmacists such as 'Indian Hansen' Prof M C Prabhakara worthy to be honoured. Government shall recognise the Pharmacy profession in all its facets for Padma Awards in the coming years.
Dr Rapolu Satyanarayana,
Working Group on Professional Dignity of Pharmacists,