The qualified private medical Practitioners are raising their hands against the Pharm D. Courses in India, a program initiated by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). The registered doctors are raising serious questions about the need of introduction of Pharm D course in India. The pharmacy course citing the reason that it could lower the importance of doctors in future.
Are the future of Doctors are really in risk by this course?
The first such voice is raised by the Kerala branch of the Qualified Private Medical Practitioners Association (QPMPA). The association is planning to initiate a demonstration against this course. A Kerala based Private Doctor who is also the owner of Kozhikode based hospital apart from being a member of Kerala branch of QPMPA, is the first doctor to put her voice against this new course, thinks that implementation of such a course which will put intermediaries between a doctor and patient in hospitals would lead to reduction of all the control that at present lies with the doctor in medicines.
The Doctor also pointed out that such courses (Pharm D.) including M Pharmacy of B Pharmacy can only make compounders, not intermediaries to handle doctor’s work.can only make compounders, not intermediaries to handle doctor’s work.
Do you think Pharm. D Professionals can’t handle the Doctor’s Work?
The medical scenario may not be same. The traditional MBBS doctors may have to face a stiff competition from the new breed of medical practitioners with the introduction of new course Pharm. D in India. The Pharmacy Council of India has brought the Pharmacy Education equal to Western Countries, bringing opportunity for Indian students to work in western countries.
To run the Pharm. D courses the Institution should have 350 bedded hospital of its own.