SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 04 – Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Ch. Lal Singh Wednesday termed paramedics, especially pharmacists as backbone of the State’s health sector.
Interacting with a delegation of Government Pharmacist’s Association, which called on him here today, the Minister assured the delegation that all their grievances would be addressed on priority basis.
“You (Pharmacists) are a backbone of the health sector and government would address your demands,” Singh told the delegates.
The delegation appealed the Minister to look into their grievances.
The association appealed the Minister that there should be a provision for the promotion of junior pharmacists to the other senior positions or block or district pharmacy officer level positions in the health department. The association demanded that the government should announce the inclusion of Pharmacists into the Pharmacy Council of Jammu and Kashmir, which according to them would streamline the health sector of the State.
The association also demanded that the government should consider the RMP’s for the pharmacists of the department.
The Minister gave a patient hearing to the delegates and urged them to work for the betterment of the health sector of the State.
The Minister said that the committed and dedicated staff of the Department of Health and Medical Education could only change the fate of the health scenario of the State.
“Changing the health scenario for better is only in your hands. Serve, serve and serve should be your motto,” Minister told the delegates.
“Your services are unique and noble and it won’t go waste and un-rewarded,” he said.
The Minister assured them that the government, under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, has prioritized the health sector, saying no stone would be left unturned to serve the employees of the department in general and people in particular.