Islamabad—Dr. Hashim Popalzai, Additional Secretary, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination administered oath to the newly constituted Council members of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan(PCP) in the M/o NHSR&C. After which PCP members elected Dr. A.Q Javed Iqbalas Vice President. The PCP is the regulatory body established under Pharmacy Act 1967 to regulate pharmacy practice and education by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. The mandate of Pharmacy Council is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and well being of patients and the public who use pharmaceutical services in Pakistan.
PCP has taken many vital decisions in this meeting which includes strict regulatory monitoring of Institutions imparting Pharmacy Education, drafting road map to build the professional status of pharmacists and the amendment in Pharmacy Act 1967 in line with the current international standards.
Mr. Ayub Sheikh, Secretary, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination chaired the concluding session of the meeting and ensured full support and cooperation to the council and said that the Council members have a great responsibility to regulate the education system in Pharmacy to produce high quality professionals.