A Cursory Look at the Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Care in the Public Hospital(s) of Bangladesh: A Case Study
Rezwan-Ul-Haque1, Md. Lutful Kabir2, Md. Enamul Haque*2
1Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Dhaka, 2Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
ABSTRACT: Pharmaceutical care of a country depends on overall Health system of that particular country. This sector of Bangladesh is one of the much neglected one.
Objective of the study is to ascertain the status of the Pharmaceutical care provided by the Public hospital of Bangladesh. To conduct this study, we’ve interviewed
and discussed with five pharmacy staff(s) (n=8), four nurses (n=10) ten patients (n=50), resident medical officer (RMO) (n=2) and director (n=1) of the Sirajganj Sadar
Hospital along with extensive literature review. All the services and the activities of the hospital staffs was observed with great attention. Time period of the
study was March 2016 to May 2016. Hospital pharmacy staff team lacks A-grade graduate pharmacist. Storage condition doesn’t maintain any standard guidelines.
Lack of adequate facilities, staffing, equipment’s and management were observed. English Language competency of the B-grade Pharmacist wasn’t satisfactory.
KEYWORDS: Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP); Pharmaceutical Care; Hospital Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy; Public health
CORRESPONDENCE: Md. Enamul Haque