Getting medication quickly is vital to the comfort and prognosis of a patient. Antibiotics, pain relievers and anti-coagulants, for example can, not only make the patient more comfortable, but can increase their chance of recovery and reduce the length of time they need to stay in hospital for.
Having trained pharmacists on site mean there is a dedicated, trained person who is expert at recommending mediations, providing the correct doses and reviewing periodically to make sure the action taken is best for the patient.
Pharmacists will be able to visit the hospital’s specially designed and equipped wards and ensure the patient’s medication is not producing any unwanted side effects and that they have enough medication to last them their stay. They will be able to explain to patients what the medication is for that they have been given, how much to take and how often, any possible side effects and how to get more if their supply does run low.
Often, patients are already taking medication for health problems which may or may not be related to the reason for their hospital stay. In certain circumstances, their doctor may review their medication and prescribe an alternative. This could be because the current condition has deteriorated or is affecting an existing condition, or possibly because a new medication would interact badly with an existing medication. A pharmacist can explain all this to patients, thus freeing up valuable time for the doctors.
In-patients will be able to bring their usual medication into hospital with them. If they run out during their stay, the Pharmacy will be able to dispense more. They are able to provide both tablets and intravenous medications, providing there is a prescription for it.
Our hospital pharmacy in Mian Channu will carry a wider range of treatments and drugs than commercial, village pharmacies, as well as experimental medications currently undergoing treatment. The pharmacy services will be available around the clock for in-patients and out-patients.