Thursday, 2 November 2017

India Needs Clinical Pharmacy to Improve Healthcare System: Experts

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd November:- The University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, under the aegis of Panjab University Pharmaceutical Society (PUPS), is starting ‘Homecoming Series’ for our proud alumni under whichthe Institute shall periodically invite the alumni to revisit their alma mater to refresh old bonds, foster new relationships, and above all, share their professional journeys with the faculty and students. As a first step in this series, three of our alumni, Ms Seema Gupta, Senior Geriatric Pharmacist, Australia, Dr Neelam Mukherjee, Senior Consultant in Clinical Research, GlaxoSmithKline, Gurgaon & Ms Veena Sehgal Gomber, Business Consultant, Cadence Hub, New Delhi visited the Institute on November 2, 2017.
On this occasion, the PUPS in association with the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Punjab Branch organized a lecture on “Broad overview about Clinical Pharmacy and the Clinical Pharmacist” by Ms Seema Gupta held in the Golden Jubilee Seminar Hall, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Ms Guptaapprised the students about the importance of clinical pharmacy in India and she stressed upon the fact that India needs to tap the potential in the area of Clinical Research to upgrade the healthcare system. India has done extremely well in the industrial sector of pharmacy profession but on the clinical front a lot of grey areas are still there. Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, Chairperson, UIPS,‎ and President,  PUPS,
elaborated the journey of UIPS from then to now and welcomed everyone. Professor Chopra further introduced the genesis of this series alongwith the antecedents of the three alumni.
The event was presided over by Professor O. P. Katare, Director – Research Promotion Cell, PU and President, IPA, Punjab branch who shared his pearls of wisdom with the audience.

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