Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.
St. Thomas Pharmacy can be found within the premises of St. Thomas Hospital. The pharmacy works round the clock and functions on 24x 7 basis.
St. Thomas pharmacy provides a huge quantity of medications per day which is allocated to the wards and to intensive care unit according to medication schedule.
St. Thomas pharmacists promote the safe and effective use of medication by working with the healthcare team to ensure the selection of the best medication at the correct dose for an appropriate duration and also monitoring and preventing or minimising side effects and drug interactions.
Pharmacy technicians in St. Thomas Pharmacy support the work of pharmacists by performing a variety of pharmacy related functions, including dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use. They may also perform administrative duties in pharmaceutical practice, such as reviewing prescription requests with doctor’s offices and insurance companies to ensure correct medications are provided.
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