GUWAHATI: At a time when a number of alleged fake pharmacists have long been creating hazards across Assam, the launch of Pharmacists Registration and Tracking System (PRTS) has shown a ray of hope to streamline the system. It is speculated following the Pharmacy Council of India’s (PCI’s) recent launch of the PRTS, a national digital platform for registration and tracking of pharmacists.
Notably, the pilot launch has already been done from November 13 for pharmacists registered with Delhi State Pharmacy Council. On the other hand, similar launching will be rolled out for the entire country from December 1 this year.
Taking cognizance of the launching, Assam Pharmacy Council (APC) Registrar Bhuban Chandra Das, while talking to The Sentinel, said, “There are around 8,600 pharmacists in the State. We’ve already stepped up necessary measures to complete the registration process within a stipulated time period.”
Das further stressed that the newly launched PRTS will help identify the fake pharmacists scattered across the State. “From now onwards, taking advantage of the PRTS system, even consumers can have direct access to required information of all registered pharmacists.”
Meanwhile, the Association of Registered Pharmacists, Assam (ARPF) also welcomed the PRTS system, and said, “We’ve been demanding of such an innovative platform for years.”
In the meantime, the APC also revealed that a case has been registered at Dispur police station against 754 fake pharmacists.
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