PPA demands drug inspectors at Taluka level

KARACHI: Central President Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA) Mushtaq Chaudhary on Wednesday demanded of the Sindh government to appoint drug inspectors at Taluka level as currently only nine drug inspectors are available for 29 districts in the province.

Speaking to a press conference at Karachi Press Club (KPC), Chaudhary regretted that as the services of pharmacists could not get a proper recognition in Pakistan; therefore, the pharmacists are not producing results as per their skill and ability in this country.

Vice President PPA, Centre, Syed Adnan Rizvi, Central General Secretary Aziz Naagra and other office-bearers were also present.

President PPA said only nine drug inspectors are available in 29 districts of Sindh province and pharmacists are being paid less salaries in the province as compared to the salaries of doctors. He said the services of pharmacists should be recognized to get full benefit from their skills.

He demanded of the federal and provincial governments to appoint pharmacists at Tehsil level across the country, fill the vacant posts, enhance their allowances and ensure their job security at workplace.