Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference commended as timely

Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference commended as timely

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The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar has commended the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society at its Annual Conference for convening at a time where there is a need for improvements in service delivery.

“The demand for pharmaceutical supplies continues to accelerate and the role of pharmacists and their associated cadres continue to expand therefore the team will need to deliberate and develop new strategies to enable professionals to meet the growing demands of improving the quality, accessibility and affordability of pharmaceutical products”, said Mrs Bhatnagar.

This annual conference was held at the Fijian Resort in Sigatoka over the weekend with the theme “Sharing knowledge – improving care”.

Mrs Bhatnagar added that the Health Ministry has made significant plans in its 5 year National Strategic Plan 2016-2020 that encompass the general improvement of the Ministry’s performance in the area of service delivery, inclusive of the pharmacy and bio medical sector.

The plan has ensured proper alignment to government priorities for the health sector and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which has set some significant targets for the pharmaceutical sector.

“The Health Ministry in its 5 year National Strategic Plan, sets the strategic approach on Medicinal Products which brings on the strong emphasis on high quality medicinal products being rationally used and readily available to all residents”, Mrs Bhatnagar added.