SS College of Pharmacy to conduct a survey of Pharm D and CP services

Friday April 22, 2022 at 4:11 pm

Since the Pharm D (PB) graduates have completed one decade’s existence in the country last year and the regular Pharm Ds are going to complete the period in the current year, the JSS College of Pharmacy of Ootty is planning to conduct a comprehensive national-level survey of the level of success of the Pharm D program, the progress of the Pharm D graduates and the services of clinical pharmacists (CPs) in hospitals of the country.

The first batch of the Pharm D (post-baccalaureate) has come out in the year 2012, while the first regular batch (six years) came out in 2014.

The new survey study will be conducted by the department of pharmacy practice of the JSS College of Pharmacy. It will be carried out with the participation of clinical pharmacists currently working in various parts of the country. The clinical pharmacists who provide direct patient care services will be permitted to conduct the survey. Apart from Pharm Ds, M Pharm pharmacology personnel also do clinical pharmacy services, and they may also be allowed to conduct the study.

The assessors claimed that the college created this survey study with the aim to assess the current status of the clinical pharmacy services currently provided in Indian hospitals. The patients will be asked a series of questions by the clinical pharmacists (CPs) about the current practice of clinical pharmacy and how far they are benefited from the services.

According to pharmacy faculties from JSS College, this assessment and evaluation of clinical pharmacists (CPs) services are based on two broad themes. These include an overview of the hospitals as well as the clinical pharmacy departments (CPD), along with the pharmaceutical care services (PCS) provided by both the clinical pharmacists and the conventional hospital pharmacists.

The academicians at the JSS College are hoping that the outcome of the national-level survey will showcase the present professional status of clinical pharmacists from across India and help benchmark the various pharmaceutical services being provided at Indian hospitals.

JSS Colleges of Pharmacy of Ooty and Mysore were two of the first institutions that started the doctoral pharmacy program (Pharm D) in India in 2008. The program was also introduced in the country by the then Pharmacy council of India (PCI) president Dr. B Suresh. He was the vice-chancellor of the JSS University during that period.

The same institution also carries out the assessment of this program and evaluation of the profession.

In response to the national survey, Dr. Ashish Kumar Saha said that the evaluators could only take stock of the situation from private hospitals. Still, clinical pharmacists (CPs) services are required chiefly in public healthcare institutions. He added that the government should introduce clinical pharmacists (CPs) services in all public hospitals. He is a Pharm D graduate working in the Medical Administration Department at Appollo Hospitals in Guwahati.

The doctoral pharmacy program (Pharm D) was first introduced in the country back in 2007-08, and it seems to have achieved a varying level of success across the country. As for the clinical pharmacies continue to be a mostly neglected field in the government public health care system. Unfortunately, the current survey is only being held in the private sector and may not be adequate to point out the inadequacies of the public sector. The Pharma sector has had a significant role in India’s nationwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and that pandemic has brought the potential and weakness of the industry to the limelight. The new, rising talent is the industry’s most significant asset, and it is essential to ensure that it is appropriately employed.