Volume : 4
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2393-9087
Print ISSN : 2393-9079
Article First Page : 72
Article End Page : 76
Introduction: The pharmacy is one of the most extensively used therapeutic services of the hospital. The study was conducted to assess and analyze the type of hospital pharmacy services and drug distribution system; the planning considerations for hospital pharmacy, the various policies and procedures involved and associated managerial issues.
Materials and Method: The study was conducted in the hospital pharmacy of 600- bedded hospital of Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India in September 2016 for 4 weeks. Multiple on-site observations were done over the staff of the pharmacy and their environment.
Conclusion: The Gian Sagar pharmacy though running good has scope of improvement. The staffing, equipment and the organizational structure are satisfactory but the procurement of drugs is too slow resulting in many out-of-stock items. Moreover, the staff development is important because of continual changes in expectation of the quality of pharmacists, social needs and the new information technique in education.
Keywords: Pharmacy, Planning, Organizational structure, Pharmacists, Storage