29 Pharmacists from RNT Medical College to Be Reassigned to Rural Areas

29 Pharmacists from RNT Medical College to Be Reassigned to Rural Areas

Pharmacists in Rajasthan face redistribution challenges...

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The Directorate of Medical and Health in Rajasthan has recently classified 4088 pharmacist positions, promoting 817 to the first grade. Among them are 29 pharmacists from Udaipur. However, these pharmacists now confront the challenge of relocating to medical institutions under the Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO).

Currently, these pharmacists are employed across institutions such as RNT Medical College, Rajasthan Medical Services Corporation Limited (RMSCL), and ESIC. The first batch of 15 promoted pharmacists will be assigned to medical facilities in Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) areas, while the remaining 14 will serve at Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in non-TSP regions.

Recently, first-grade positions were created but not allocated to medical colleges or RMSCL. As a result, out of the 52 pharmacists currently employed, 29 will now be reassigned under the CMHO. This reshuffling has created 29 vacancies among pharmacists who were previously promoted from RNT and RMSCL.

Urgent Need of Experienced Pharmacists

Officials at RNT Medical College have stressed the urgent need for experienced pharmacists, especially in critical medical situations. Vijendra Singh Rathore, District President of the Rajasthan Pharmacist Employees Union, raised concerns about the government's decision to exclude medical colleges from receiving these promotions, despite handling a workload of over two thousand medicines.

Experienced pharmacists are being urged to be prioritized in institutions with higher medication demands, in contrast to district hospitals that handle a smaller range of 500 to 700 medicines. Memorandums addressing this issue have been submitted to principals of medical colleges and relevant authorities across Rajasthan.

The reassignment of pharmacists is expected to impact services at hospitals like MB Hospital, TB Hospital, Janana hospital, SSB, Chandpole, and Hiran Magri Satellite, which collectively handle over two thousand medicines daily and cater to 7,000 patients. This directive not only affects Udaipur but also major medical colleges in Jaipur, Bikaner, Kota, Ajmer, and Jodhpur, directly influenced by the Directorate of Medical and Health's decisions.

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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