Diversity" is the theme that has been established by the
Commonwealth of Nations for 2002 to mark the Commonwealth Pharmacy Day
which falls Sunday June 16 and for this occasion the Minister for
Health, Mr Patrick Pillay, has extended his thanks and appreciation to
all Seychellois pharmacists, dispensers, technicians and pharmacy
assistants for their hard work and dedication.
In his message for
this occasion, the minister says he feels that this theme can be
justifiably adopted to describe the profession of Pharmacy in
Seychelles, as it may be the world over.
occasion of Commonwealth Pharmacy Day, which is being marked in the
Seychelles for the first time, I would like to extend my sincere thanks
and appreciation to all Seychellois pharmacists, dispensers, technicians
and pharmacy assistants for their hard work and dedication.
"Theirs is a
role that is often overlooked, or perhaps, taken for granted. There is the perception that all that is done in the pharmacy
setting is "count pills" when that is the least of their
duties. The pharmaceutical
dispenser, pharmacist and technician play a vital role in the health
care chain. Just as the
system relies on doctors and nurses, so too, it does on the
"It is the
pharmaceutical team that ensures that the patient receives the correct
medication, in the correct dose, and it is this team - through
medication and disease counselling - that equips the patient with the
information they need to use their medication for optimal benefit. It is
the pharmaceutical team that is the final link in the health care chain.
would like to once again congratulate all pharmaceutical dispensers,
technicians, assistants, pharmacists and the Seychelles Pharmaceutical
Association on this day. Keep up the good work, in an ever changing,
ever advancing profession where your job is never a routine, and where
challenges are a part of every day. Well done, and keep up the good