The National Heart Center's Pharmacy organized an event today (Wednesday) under the theme A Day in the Life of a Pharmacist with the presence of Dr. Qasim Al Salmi, Director General of the Royal Hospital.

The event aimed at informing individuals about the vital roles of pharmaceutical personnel in the health care system, strengthening communication between the pharmacist and various segments of society, as well as raising awareness on the importance of the rational use of drugs.

Several activities were held in the event among which is an awareness exhibition with health corners that highlighted the pharmacist's essential tasks and role in ensuring safety of the prescribed medication and providing patients with proper counselling. Moreover, the event outlined the significance of following the instruction when taking the medications. During the event, the participating pharmacists answered all enquiries of the attendees.

It should be noted that the pharmacist major roles are apparent in involvement with patients, providing information on prescription drugs and advising them on the necessity of adhering to the instructions of the prescription use.

Source: Ministry of Health-Sultanate of Oman