Day 1 :
President, Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association, India
Shri Sham Lal Nasa, born on 10th December, 1935. He got his Diploma in Pharmacy from Punjab University, Amritsar in the year 1956. He earned his B.Pharm and M.Pharm from College of Pharmacy, (DIPSAR) University of Delhi. He got commissioned in the Army in N.C.C in 1966 from NCC officers Training School, Kamtee, Nagpur. He started his career as a Hospital Pharmacist in Kalawati Saran Children Hospital (Lady Harding Hospital) and Safdarjang Hospital from 1956 to 1964. Shri Nasa has been actively engaged in development and Regulation of Pharmacy Education in India, has 31 years teaching Experience in various levels at College of Pharmacy, Delhi (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research) from 1964 to 1995 teaching Diploma Pharmacy & Bachelor Pharmacy & Post Graduate Pharmacy Students in Pharmaceutics & Hospital Pharmacy. He guided a number of students in M.Pharma in Hospital Pharmacy. He is an external examiner in various universities and Technical Education Boards. He has presented & published a number of scientific papers in the National & International Conferences.
The pharmacy profession was introduced in India in the year 1932 and completed 75 years in the year 2007. Development of pharmacy profession in India: Drug Enquiry Committee 1931: The Government of India appointed the drugs enquiry committee (1930-31) under the chairmanship of Dr. R.N. Chopra. First Pharmacy College in India in 1932: With the inspiration of Late Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and with the untiring zeal and enthusiasm of Late Professor M.L.Schroff, the Pharmacy Department was established as early as 1932. The full 4 year course in pharmacy was started in the year 1937 in B.H.U. Drug Act 1940: The Govt. of India took nine years to process the drugs act 1940 after submitting the report of Drugs Enquiry Committee in 1931. The Drugs rules were framed in the year 1945 to formulate as per provision of the act. Hospital Pharmacy: Hospital pharmacy is a department or service in a hospital that provides pharmaceutical services or pharmaceutical care. The objective of the hospital pharmacy services is to provide safe and effective medication for all patients attending hospitals and clinics. Development of hospital pharmacy in India: In the year1959, the model scheme for a Hospital Pharmacy was approved by the PCI envisioned a hospital with 500 beds or more to have in addition to the ordinary Hospital Pharmacy. Formation of Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association in 1963: During the 15th IPC at Pilani in 1963 Dr. B.D.Miglani who is known as the Father of Hospital Pharmacy started the Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association in the country with the founder member of Sh. S.L.Nasa and Sh. Davender K Jain, Ex-Secretary, Pharmacy Council of India. IHPA is the National Professional Body of Hospital Pharmacists engaged in Practice of Pharmacy. The mission of IHPA is to promote & develop the practice of pharmacy, upgrade the knowledge and skills of hospital pharmacists. There are various committees setup by the govt. to develop hospital pharmacy in India which includes Mysore Expert Committee -1967, Haathi Committee, National Human Right Commission (1991), etc.,. Drugs information centers are to facilitate more information about the use of drugs and its contents for the pharmacists; Software has been developed in which the data of more than 80,000 drugs has been displayed. This can give drug information to the doctors, nurses & other para medical staff. Some of the Drugs information Centre available in India is Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Delhi, L.B.S. College of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan, J.S.S. College of Pharmacy, Mysore, Ooty.