According to IPA, there is a need to strengthen the role of pharmacists in India for better healthcare services to the patients. The association has urged centre to take immediate action to make the presence of pharmacist essential for dispensing medicines.
During NWP, the 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, (IPC) was held in Delhi. A resolution was passed urging the centre to implement Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act and Pharmacy Act uniformly throughout the country.
The Indian Pharmacists Association (IPA) has been advocating for course of BSc (community health) and has written to the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) to intervene in the matter of approval of the course and feels that with an upgradation course, pharmacists can take over the task of offering over the counter (OTC) drugs in rural area.
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