MoH holds workshop on good pharmacy practice

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate-General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control held the 13th annual workshop on Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) at the Sheraton Oman Hotel on Sunday.
The workshop opening ceremony was inaugurated under the auspices of Dr Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidy, MoH Adviser for Health Affairs, in the presence of the directors-general of the governorates’ pharmaceutical care and drug store.
The event, which joined more than 400 participants from the Sultanate’s different private pharmacy institutions, aimed at developing and upgrading the professional and practical performance level of the pharmacists and assistant pharmacists.
The opening programme commenced by a welcome speech delivered by Dr Mohammed bin Hamdan al Rubaie, Director-General of DGPA and DC. Dr Al Rubaie highlighted the importance of the workshop that targets the most significant pharmaceutical sectors that is community pharmacy. It provides drugs for all public and private health units, therefore improving and upgrading this sector ensures the provision of safe cost-effective medicine. The opening, moreover, shed light on the eHealth Portal services provided by DGPA and DC.
Furthermore, the event honoured the best pharmacists and assistant pharmacists of 2017 in addition to five best pharmaceutical establishments. Later, the patron of the event opened the exhibition of the sponsoring companies in which displayed the latest scientific drug innovations and medical supplies.
The scientific programme of the workshop included two sessions that addressed number of significant topics such as the antimicrobial use as surgical prophylaxis in private hospitals, drugs quality problems reports, as well as the new policy to demonstrate the management of narcotics and psychotropic substances. The lectures of the workshop further reviewed quality management system in pharmaceutical industry and explored experiences of clinical pharmacy practice in private hospitals.