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Shri Abhay Kumar, President and Shri Bhupendra Kumar, General Secretary of Indian Pharmacist Association (IPA) with Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji and Member of Parliament Shri Bishnu Pada Ray.

Got the opportunity to meet Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji at his office on 02/08/18. It was possible due to Shri Bishnu Pada Ray MP, A & N Is.
It was dream come true for me & my friends Mr. Bhupendra Kumar, National General Secretary of Indian Pharmacist Association (IPA)
We got the opportunity to discuss & hand over a charter of demands on behalf of Pharmacists of India, being the National President of Indian Pharmacist Association to which PM Modiji has assured to look into it personally.
We were lucky enough to present him a "Shankha" as momento.
Thank you Prime Minister Modiji for your humbleness & patience hearing.
Thank you Shri Bishnu Pada Ray ji, Member of Parliament, Andaman and Nicobar Is for providing this opportunity to us.


A pharmacist is a person who practices the profession of pharmacy

I am a specialist in medications

I am a companion of the physician

I am a counselor to the patient

I am a guardian of public health

I have information about virtually all the specific drugs and several facts about them.

I can prepare, compound and provide medicines and pharmaceuticals.

I sincerely attempt to keep myself abreast of current developments in my profession.

I am a counselor on the merits and demerits of different therapeutic agents.

I am the link between physician and patient and the final check on the safety of medicines.

I help the patient understand the proper use of medicaments.

I assist in the patient’s choice of nonprescription drugs or in the decision to consult the physician.

I encourage and promote sound personal health practices.

My professional services are available to all at all times.

I obey the laws governing the practice of pharmacy and support their enforcement.

This is my calling. This is my pride.

We are the Pharmacists of India.  We are the backbone of Indian Health System.  Pharmacy Act gives power only to us to handle medicines.

Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act states that no person other than a Registered Pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner and whosoever contravenes it shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or with both.

Dispensing is the final step in therapeutics process and the success curative process depends on quality of dispensing practice.

We in Indian health system serves as:

Care giver continuation with health care providers

Decision maker Role in policy making


Manager of resources

Life long learner