"The ever-evolving Indian pharmaceutical industry is pitched to be a USD 50 billion business by 2020 jumping an overwhelming measure from its current turnover of 30 billion USD annually. With the increasing demand for Pharmacists, there are incredible opportunities for Pharmacy graduates in India", said Dr. Aslam Khan, Director - Arrhythmia Centre and Consulting Physician - Apollo Hospitals.
Addressing the delegates and students at the International Seminar organized by the Sultan ul Uloom College of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Association of Community Pharmacists of India, Dr. Aslam said with the current demand for Indian pharmaceutical products, opportunities for pharmacists are huge in varied sectors including government departments, teaching sector, investigation and research areas, formulation and production of drugs, etc.
In his keynote address, Dr. M. Chandra Sekar - Professor at the University of Findlay, Ohio, USA, a recipient of nearly 15 awards in the field with over 15 publications, said urged the delegates to be diligent in delivering medical care. He said that merely making good products were not enough, but making them appropriately used was more important.
He urged pharmacists to be vigilant while handling prescriptions "should be given to the right person at the right time in the right dose to avoid fatal consequences recollecting how his mother lost hearing while undergoing cancer treatment due to an inappropriate dosage. Over 500 delegates registered for the Seminar with more than half from various pharmacy colleges in the twin cities.
Secretary of Sultan ul Uloom Education Society Mr. Zafar Javeed said "the entire onus of the well being of the surgery depends on the after-care of the surgery adding that it was a noble profession. He also said that the government of Telangana is laying a strong foundation for the bright future of pharmacists with the upcoming Pharmaceutical City."
Principal of Sultan ul Uloom College of Pharmacy Dr. Anupama Koneru welcomed the guests. Mr. Mohammed Jaffar, Mr. Amir Javeed, Dr, Aziz Basha - Principal, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Dr. Nishat - Shadan's Women's College of Pharmacy, Ms and others were also present on this occasion. Earlier, Dr. Anupama Koneru was presented a memento.
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