Department of Pharmacy and Faculty of Pharmacy of Dhaka University (DU) observed World Pharmacists Day-2021 thorough various programmes on Saturday.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the day-long event in the morning.
A webinar was organised in the afternoon to mark the day. Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Prof SM Abdur Rahman presided over the event while DU Pro-VC (Academic) Prof ASM Maksud Kamal was present as chief guest and former UGC Chairman and Professor Emeritus Dr AK Azad Chowdhury was present as the honorable guest.
The speakers discussed the important contribution of the pharmacy profession in healthcare and urged the government to introduce hospital pharmacy to ensure direct participation of pharmacists in healthcare.