- December 5, 2018 at 11:01 pm #10538
It has been observed number of times that during any recruitment process the Pharmacists has no place in qualification section. For ex, In an recent advertisement by the Health and Family welfare, Tripura (28-11-2018) which was advertised in the following manner:
Name of Post: District Programme Coordinator
(Under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jana Arogya Abhiyan (AB-PMJAY)
Qualification: 1.MBBS/2.BDS/3.AYUSH/4.BSc Nursing from a recog…..with two years of exp.
5.Master of Health/ Hospital administration or Master of Public health or MBA in
Healthcare with two year exp…
My questions are:
(1) Who is deciding authority of the parameters of qualifications for the recruitment under health services, NHRM, NHPM, NHPM etc?
(2) If B.Sc Nursing is eligible than why not B. Pharmacy/ M. Pharm?
(3) Point no. 1 to 4 and point no. 5 is equally qualified in the same way?
(4) As the title indicates ‘Jana Arogya’, is it possible to get wellness without drugs/medicines? According to the the title of the post “Programme coordinator”, if a Bsc.Nursing candidate got appointment she/he will be the boss of a B.Pharm Pharmacist. Although both are graduate by education.
Why such imbalances are still exists? Pharmacists are the most accessible health care provider and no one (Govt.) wants to pay attention regarding the profession. Lots of examples are there regarding appointment under Centrally funded Health Schemes.
PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO PROCEED TO CHANGE THE RECRUITMENT RULES or WHOM TO WRITE OR MEET TO INCLUDE PHARMACIST QUALIFICATION IN SUCH RECRUITMENTS.
Thanks.December 7, 2018 at 10:28 pm #10544
What you observed is just an example of injustice to pharmacist profession in india. There is no cadre in most places, recruitment is done at lower gradepay when compared to other similar professions, workload is more. Pharmacy acts are not followed, doctors are incharge of pharmacy stores, nurses are going to provide primary treatment without any knowledge of medicines and pharmacists are excluded,non pharmacy professions audit the pharmacy.
Because pharmacists are intentionally kept treated like this by policymakers, many of whom are policymakers.
Secondly pharmacy councils and organizations moslty serve vested interest.
This is allowed to happen because of weak lobby and negligent attittude of common pharmacits. many are pessimists and lazy. Nurses gets roles which they are not even qualified for because of lobby, same for medical officers becoming store incharge.
Unity and getting noticed by propaganda and other peaceful means. The only way forward is fight for justice. joining good organizations and contributing.
In NHM case, Legal way cannot force government to change recruitment rules. Only justified lobbying for rights can.
Issue can be taken with PCI and Ministry supervising the recruitment.
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