The Pharmacy has been in existence since the inception of the hospital. The functionality of pharmacy are procuring quality medicines directly from the pharmaceutical companies through their distributors and dispensing them to the outdoor and indoor patients.
The main aim of the Pharmacy is to provide genuine medicines at affordable prices to all patients.
Purchasing of medicines is done under the supervision of the Therapeutic Committee comprising of Consultants from Medicines, Pediatrics Ostetrics / Gynecology, Orthopedics and surgery who evaluate the quotations received from the Pharmaceutical Companies of quality medicine . It is thus ensured that medicines of high quality are provided to in- patients and out- patients. A Formulary is prepared and distributed every year to all the doctors.
All the medicines are dispensed to the patients by qualified pharmacists. Every patient who comes to buy medicines in the pharmacy, meet the pharmacist who dispenses those medicine in a marked medicine envelop , indicating which medicine is to be taken how many times , before or after meals and what is the safe and effective use of the medicine. Every pharmacist gives enough time to attend to the queries of the patients.
As the numbers of patients are increasing, we decided to extend our operation round the clock. It has one outlet in the POPD also.
Maintaining quality has always been our main objective. Each bottle of I.V. fluid is checked for sediment, particles under tube light before distributed to various areas. The nursing staff of the hospital is also taught to examine every bottle of I.V. before use.
Storage of medicines and other products is an important requirement for maintaining the quality and potency of the drug for this we have centrally air-conditioned pharmacy. All the medicines that need, cold chain are kept in refrigerator with the temperature chart and temperature is recoded twice a day. While dispensing such type of medicine we guide the patients how to transport and store the medicine at home.
As part of the computerization process, a program has been developed for the Pharmacy, which has reduced patients waiting time to some extent.