From The President's
Maharashtra State Pharmacy council is bestowed the responsibility of regulating the
profession of Pharmacy is state of Maharashtra
by the State Government. The fundamental role of council is to grant
registration to eligible pharmacists with requisite qualification. In due course
of time, we are trying to introduce the concept of Online Registration for the
Pharmacists. However, going beyond the fundamental role of council to issue new
registration & renewal, we have continuously tried to help our pharmacist become
competent to face the fierce competition. We are constantly trying to upraise
the pharmacy profession through the Councils
Drug Information Centre.
Pharmacy practice and community pharmacy concept is taking
up its pace in India.
The concept of pharmacy profession in India was limited to the industry, unlike
across the Globe where, pharmacist is an integral part of the healthcare team.
Consequently, the Pharmacist has failed to gain the trust of their patient.
In this era of consumer awareness with Foreign Direct
Investment (FDI) stepping in our pharmacist need to reduce the gap between the
global role of pharmacist & that practiced in India. This requires both individual as well
as team efforts with adequate resources and knowledge sharing.
MSPC's Drug Information
Centre has completed a decade in
helping the pharmacists who want to help themselves with a series of Continuing
Education Programs and number of useful publications along with answering
queries received from Healthcare professionals and Patients &/or consumers. It
depends on the more than 1,50,000 Pharmacist registered with Maharashtra State Pharmacy
Council to use in practice the services of DIC and contribute to the success of
all the activities and new initiatives taken by council. All activities of our
profession should bear one thing in mind that the centre point for us should be
To sum up, you must have heard this story many a times
however I would again like to remind you about the two salesmen, they were sent
to Africa by a British Shoe manufacturer to
identify the potential market.
The first salesman
reported back that "There is no potential
here - Nobody wears shoes"
The second salesman reported back that
"There is Massive potential here - Nobody wears shoes"
This simple story provides one of the best examples of how
a single situation may be viewed in a positive or negative way; same is the case
with the view of Pharmacists. A slight change in our vision can have a
constructive or a destructive effect on the pharmacist himself and also the
As a president of MSPC I assure you that a change in the
Pharmacy profession is inevitable in the coming years but what is required is
action from the Pharmacists. Last but not the least always remember, Successful
people not only know their strengths, they also know their weaknesses and what
they need to do with them. Self-awareness will allow you to achieve ANYTHING you
Vijay Pandurang Patil,
Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council