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Pharmacists, Doctors Encouraged To Be Equipped With Business Skills

The pharmacists and doctors were encouraged to equip themselves with the necessary skills and information to run a business, as owners and managers and be successful at it. This was
18 Jul 2016 11:37
Pharmacists, Doctors Encouraged  To Be Equipped  With Business Skills
Participants at the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society mini seminar at the Pearl Resort and Spa in Pacific Harbour yesterday. Photo: RESHNIKA SEN

The pharmacists and doctors were encouraged to equip themselves with the necessary skills and information to run a business, as owners and managers and be successful at it.

This was highlighted by the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society president, Reshnika Sen at the Fiji Pharmaceuticals mini-seminar at the Pearl Resort and Spa in Pacific Harbour yesterday.

There were 50 participants including twenty eight pharmacists and twelve doctors.

Ms Sen said in the real world, as managers and business owners, they have come to realise that a good amount of their time is spent on maintaining accounts.

“Our taxes, keeping up with legal changes and of course, training an employee on how to answer the phone correctly,” she said.

 

“It is part of being a manager and mastering these skills is the key to being a successful entrepreneur.”

This year’s seminar theme was – Thriving For Success: Overcoming Challenges and Building a Better Workplace.

According to Ms Sen, some of the issues discussed were, how to become better managers in terms taxes, company laws, human resources and time management.

Also Pharmacists have been encouraged to start evolving as a profession.

“Become more visible in terms of patient care,” Ms Sen said.

 

‘Health is a serious business’

She added seminars such as this educate and up-skill an already working person.

“In heath industry, the rules and applications are always changing and evolving and seminars such as these are very important in keeping the knowledge base of professionals up to date,” Ms Sen added.

“Health is a serious business and patient safety is paramount of this, hence it is important that we as professionals become responsible and educate ourselves accordingly.”

Edited by: Farzana Nisha

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