Senior ENT Surgeon at Work are Like Artists
He made this remark at a seminar on the “Drug delivery system in Pakistan.”
The seminar was organised on Wednesday evening by the Medical and Social Welfare Committee of Arts Council of Pakistan – Karachi Chapter, in collaboration with the Pharmacy Graduates Association.
Congratulating pharmacy graduates that packed the Manzar Akbar Hall to its capacity, he said Ramazan was in the offing and doctors would be coming across the problems of diabetic patients.
He told pharmacy graduates that they would see a clinic at the Arts Council, which had been established some six years ago and delivers medicines free of cost.
“God created medicine first, and then the doctor,” observed Deputy Director General Drug Regulatory Authority Dr. Muhammad Tanveer Alam.
He pointed out that most potent drugs such as antibiotics and psychotropics were abused by doctors and quacks in Pakistan.
“Therapeutics is the science and art of treating a patient,” he remarked. The doctor went on to stress on the need for the practical training of therapeutics in Pakistan. “The therapeutics community should comprise of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals,” he added.
Professor Dr Sumbul Shameem said safe and effective therapy should be given to the patient. He said doctors, especially consultants, should realise the need for safe therapy in these changing times.
He went on to say that pharmacists had multiple jobs.
“The Drug delivery system is not a stagnant process,” he highlighted. “Drug delivery is a technology. It is science.” He cautioned that if a drug was introduced to the market, it did not mean it was safe.
Dr. Abdul Rasheed discussed the administration of medicine to a patient and said the pharmacist played a vital role in the management of drugs. “Our aim is to keep a patient in good health,” he remarked.
He said there were several roots through which medicines could be administered, but the convenience of the patient must be kept in mind. “Sometimes the oral root is not as effective as an injection,” he elaborated. “Sometimes using the wrong root could lead to death,” he warned.
He said the duty of the pharmacist at a teaching hospital was very important. “If a doctor has prescribed a medicine and you think it should not be prescribed, you call the doctor,” he told the graduates.