Pakistan Pharmacists Association  

Achievements

1.

Notification and implementation of the Punjab Drug Sales Rules in 2007. Now Pharmacy license is being issued only to the Pharmacist as Qualified Person.

2.

CONFIRMATION of large number of Pharmacists appointed on Contract Basis in Punjab Govt.

3.

Future Jobs of Pharmacists in Govt. sector shall be only on "PERMANENT" basis.

4.

255 new POSTS in the Punjab Govt. & More than 400 in Balochistan, 225 in Sind and same in NWFP , and AJK along with five new posts Inspector of Drugs in Islamabad, Gilgit & Biltistan.

5.

Appointment of Pharmacists in EMERGENCY SERVICES and TRAUMA CENTRE in Govt. Hospitals on HIGHER SALARIES.

6.

APPOINTMENT of Hospital Pharmacists & Drug Inspectors at Tehsil Level linked with Frontier's Service Structure.

7.

Appointment of Hospital Pharmacists at DHQ and THQ level.

8.

Notification of Pharmacists as Secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees of all the Govt. Hospitals.

9.

Appointment of a Hospital Pharmacist on every 50 beds in all the major hospitals.

10.

Notification of the SERVICE STRUCTURE of Pharmacists in Govt. Service after 62 years, the promotion rules are in process.

11.

Establishment of District Quality Control Boards and appointment of Pharmacists as SECRETARY DQCPs as New Positions BPS 18 and 19.

12.

First time Appointment of Pharmacist in Forensic Authority at Punjab and Federal level.

13.

Amendments in the Pharmacy Act 1967 with consensus from all Provinces and tabled in National Assembly for approval.

14.

Issuance of SRO 740 in 2006 to regulate the Pharmacy Education through Pharmacy Council with the strong support of PPA.

15.

The establishment of Pharmacies all over Pakistan is an eye opening achievement of PPA. Now it is not far when all the chemist shops will be converted to Pharmacies.

16.

Model Pharmacy concept in Govt. Hospitals is totally a PPA idea, accepting the challenge of providing quality medicines to the patients at affordable prices. This has been implemented in many hospitals.

17.

UP-GRADATION of the post and appointments as separate posts of the Secretary PQCB and Chief Drug Inspector of Punjab in BPS 20.

18.

Appointment of Pharmacists in National Programs, like National TB Program, National Malaria control programme and many others.

19.

Removed a non pharmacist from Punjab Pharmacy Council through High Court despite the fact that whole of the Health Department was at the back of that non pharmacist member.

20.

Replacement of B.Pharm course with Pharm D to meet the international demand and standards.

21.

Development of a UNIFORM COURSE for Pharm D all over Pakistan after a long & Comprehensive exercise.

22.

One year Condense Course for B. Pharm graduates to get Pharm D Degree.

23.

UPGRADATION OF Faculty of Pharmacy to The College of Pharmacy.

24.

More Job Opportunities & demand for Pharmacists in teaching through creation of more quality educational institutions in Public and Private Sectors.

25.

Maintenance of a check and strict control on the new teaching institutions through Pharmacy Council of Pakistan to improve their standard of education.

26.

Arrangement of many courses, trainings, seminars and conferences all over Pakistan to update the knowledge of Pharmacists.

27.

Organized various carrier orientation seminars from time to time.

28.

PPA formed a Natural Disaster Committee which very actively contributed and provided aid to the Earth Quack Disaster victims.

29.

Organized Four International Conferences during the last tenure Two in Karachi and Two in Lahore.

30.

More and more Pharmacists are being recruited in Pharma Industry due to continuous efforts and pressure of PPA for appointing at least One Pharmacist in every Section.

31.

More job opportunities for Pharmacist were created due to influencing the industry for establishment of Quality Assurance Section.

32.

The wages in the industry are improving day by day and shall be further improved especially for Pharm D Graduates.

33.

Appointment of more Pharmacists in the Ministry of Health. Now there are THREE Pharmacist DRUG CONTROLLERS, instead of previous ONE NON-PHARMACIST DRUG CONTROLLER.

34.

Appointments of Pharmacists in ARMED FORCES and in NAVAL HOSPITALS. Naval Hospital Pharmacists are in UNIFORM.

35.

Appintments of Pharmacists in Autonomous Institutions like WAPDA, PIA, PTV, RAILWAYS, PESSI, etc.

36.

After the PPA OWNED, PPA HOUSE at Lahore, we have a PPA OWNED, PPA HOUSE at Karachi as well with Library and function hall.

37.

Arranged ANNUAL DINNERS for get together of Pharmacists.

38.

Organized 13th International Pharmaceutical Conference & Exhibition in April 2006 at Lahore.

39.

Organized 14th International Pharmaceutical Conference & Exhibition in 2007 at Karachi.

40.

Organized 15th International Pharmaceutical Conference & Exhibition in April 2008 at Lahore.

41.

PPA is an active member of Common Wealth Pharmacist Association (CPA) and Federation of Asian Pharmacists Association (FAPA).

42.

PPA got the honour to be elected as Regional Representative of Asia in CPA.

43.

More and more Pharmacist are involved in UN organizations INGO and NGO as Public health Pharmacist.

44.

Hundreds of Pharmacist have been trained in the field of Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug information , TPN, Aseptic dispensing and other Pharmaceutical care areas with help of PPA at Children Hospital and other Hospitals. And all these Pharmacist are performing excellence within country and internationally.

45.

PPA Camps for help of earthquake victim and IDPs with in 24 hour of the emergencies.

46.

Pharmacist included as expert in PVMS Committee of Punjab and other part of country.

47.

PPA remains vigilant in stopping entry of Category B & C holders to the lot. Many cases were fought in High Court on this issue with chemist association. We are very much successful in stopping them. But complete success will be achieved when Pharmacy Act will be revised.