Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) , Bambolim Goa in association with ‘The Goa State Price Monitoring and Resource Unit’ celebrated ‘World Pharmacist day’ at Conference Hall, Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration in Bambolim today. The Theme for this year was “Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world”.
Smt Jyoti Sardesai , Director DFDA welcomed the participants and the gathering. The Chief Guest for the function was Dr G.K Rao, Principal Goa College of Pharmacy and Guest of Honour was Dr Praveen Khullar, President Goa Pharmaceutical manufacturers Association and Shri Prasad Tamba, Secretary-Goa Chemist and Druggist Association.
Leaflets of Goa PMRU and Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana were released on the occasion.
Pharmacists who had performed yeomen service in handling 24×7 helpline commissioned by FDA for providing guidance regarding essential medicines during Covid 19 Pandemic crisis, were felicitated on this occasion.
A quiz competition on the topic ‘Availibility, Affordability and Accessibility of Essential medicines’ was conducted among various participants from Pharma industry, chemist and druggist association, pharmacy colleges and Goa medical college. First prize was won by team from Chemist and Druggist Association, second prize was won by Goa College of Pharmacy and third prize by Sun Pharma.
The month of September is observed as the Rashtriya Poshan Mah. To celebrate the same, a lecture was delivered by Smt Varsha Naik, Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition from Goa College of Home Science.
Ms Sarita Bhonsle –Project coordinator along with Dimple Kerekar of “The Goa State Price Monitoring and Resource Unit”, compered the function. Shri Shweta Dessai proposed vote of thanks. Event was attended by the pharmacists and staff of FDA in large number.