Bhubaneswar’s KIIT To Launch Pharmacy Courses From Next Academic Session

Bhubaneswar: The School of Pharmacy under KIIT Group of Institutes will start functioning from the next academic session and offer courses in B.Pharm and D.Pharm.

This was disclosed during World Pharmacists Day 2022 celebration, held at the KIMS Campus.

Drugs Controller of Odisha Subodh Kumar Nayak, who attended the event as Chief Guest, called on pharmacists across the state to keep the interest of consumers above everything else. He said zero-tolerance will be adopted towards spurious drugs in light of the Odisha Police arresting two persons from Bihar on charges of supplying fake drugs.

“For unscrupulous greed of some people, we have earned a bad name,” he said, requesting pharmacists to procure their stocks from regular channels.

Hailing the role of pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic, he said people repose their trust and faith in the pharmacist as much as in the doctors.

Nayak lauded the efforts of KIIT, KISS and KIMS Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta for recruiting over 300 pharmacists at KIMS and said the upcoming School of Pharmacy will significantly change the pharmacy landscape of Odisha.

The Pharmacy Council of India, he informed, will conduct an ‘Exit’ exam first time for pharmacy students to secure the license for retail drug sales.

KIMS Medical Superintendent Prof. R C Das said the role of the pharmacist has gone beyond retail sales to research activities in developing new solutions and medicines.

“Even our Founder Dr Samanta reaches out to Director of Administration School of Medicine Dilip Kumar Panda, a pharmacist himself when he has to seek medication. This shows the trust and faith the pharmacist enjoys in the society,” he said.

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