Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday that the nomenclature of pharmacists working in the department has been changed to pharmacy officers.
This is a matter of dignity for 1800 pharmacists working in various health centres across the state, he said. Vij said in this regard the Government Pharmacy Association had met him several times and requested to amend the nomenclature of pharmacist posts.
Apart from this, other pending demands of Government Pharmacy Association are also being considered. He said that in future, pharmacist will now be known as pharmacy officer, senior pharmacist as senior pharmacy officer and the chief pharmacist as chief pharmacy officer.
The state government has issued a notification in this regard. Upon changing the nomenclature of the pharmacist, there will be no change in pay scale, duties and responsibilities.
In this regard, the head of the association, Vinod Dalal, extended sincere gratitude to the health minister and said Vij is a decent, honest and noble person who has always worked for the welfare of the people.