Positive vibes for Doctor of pharmacy graduates
Health ministry has decided to keep a post of clinical pharmacology placement in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which seen to change in the situation of the Pharm D graduates across the india, said Dr TV Narayana.
As of know only few private corporate hospitals are providing job opportunities for Pharm D holders in few departments of the corporate hospitals like apollo, Fortis and etc., india is a such a country which is having large number of the people under the poverty line and who are unwiling to get basic health care. Indian Pharmaceutical Association(IPA) felt the need for government hospitals across the country to have a qualified clinical pharmacology candidate and create a standalone department of Pharmacovigilance.
Once the AIIMS placement is operational then all the other private and government hospitals across the country will started learning the importance of the the pharm-D in the health care sector.
An year back in the Karnataka state the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), identified the SDS TB Research Centre, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) to monitor adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The objective is to educate its nurses and doctors on early detection of ADR’s caused by TB and lung infection medications where the pharm-D candidates are pioneer in this corner. Under PvPI, it also coordinates with other government hospitals, local DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course) centers which is part of RNTCP (Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme).
“ Currently there is good scope for new job avenues for Pharm D. This is because ADR is a critical component in patient care. While hospitals in the country are an important job platform, the pharma industry is looking for Pharm D professionals. Moreover for post marketing surveillance, there is a huge scope for the industry to hire Pharm D,” Dr Narayana said.