A team of World Health Organisation (WHO) officials from Meghalaya and Assam conducted a workshop on the "Role of WHO in Quality Practices in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences," at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) on Friday.
The workshop was organised by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USTM, in collaboration with WHO (NTEP), North East Region.
The resource persons from WHO at the workshop comprised of Dr. Dhrubajyoti Deka, regional team lead, WHO-National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP), NE region; Dr Gautom Borgohain, WHO consultant, Meghalaya and Assam; Dr Mridul Bharati Nath, district programme officer, NTEP, Kamrup (Metro) and Paranjoy Bordoloi, state information officer, NTEP Assam.
Speaking in this context, Pallab Kalita, vice-principal, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USTM said, "This was indeed a great learning experience for the students where the speakers raised awareness about the different anti-TB drugs coming under the Schedule H1 category."
"The prioritised domain of the discussion was regarding the role of a practicing pharmacist to adhere to different guidelines laid out by the WHO to maintain an appropriate and rational use of medicaments," Kalita said."The prioritised domain of the discussion was regarding the role of a practicing pharmacist to adhere to different guidelines laid out by the WHO to maintain an appropriate and rational use of medicaments," Kalita said.
The WHO members discussed the various roles undertaken to abolish the dreadful disease of tuberculosis from the country by the year 2024. The members spoke regarding the potential role of a protagonist that a pharmacist can play in society to help the country in the battle against this infectious disease and reach the milestone of eradicating TB completely.
Towards the end of the event, the resource persons interacted with the students and urged the students to join hands together to fight this battle against tuberculosis.