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The Pharmacist & Covid-19

The Pharmacist & Covid-19

Our profession rises up to the challenge

The last two weeks have been some of the most extraordinary and stressful days most pharmacists will have experienced in their career. The burden on pharmacists has been extreme with the profession responding to never-before-seen volumes of prescription and non-prescription requests in community pharmacy. Pharmacists in all practice settings have had their daily role upended by this public health emergency. In extraordinary times, pharmacists step up and do extraordinary things.

I am so immensely proud of the way in which pharmacists are responding to support the Mauritian population. In many cases this is sometimes done at very odd hours and in difficult conditions, leaving their families behind and putting themselves at the risk of coming in contact with patients infected with the virus.
Long live the pharmacy profession. A big salute to all of them. Continue the good work!