“There is a huge gap in terms of manufacturing, marketing and selling of generic drugs and we need a system to bridge this gap keeping the public in mind,” said Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash Patil.
Addressing students and faculty members of the Government College of Pharmacy at the institution’s golden jubilee celebration in Bangalore on Saturday, Patil maintained that the demand for pharmacy courses in government college has diluted as there are many private colleges.
“No hospital can function without a pharmacy department. We want to see many manufacturers come forward with qualtiy products and ethical practices”, he said.
Health minister U T Khader, in his inaugural address, emphasised on the importance of the profession of pharmacy in providing health care counselling to patients across the nation.
He promised all assistance for scientific programmes initiated by the Drugs control Department. Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Madan Gopal, assured the students and faculty that allocation of funds will not be a problem.