The Department of Pharmacy Services is ISO 9001-2008 certified. This department endeavors the vision of Northwest General Hospital & Research Center by providing excellent pharmaceutical care services.
Northwest General Hospital Pharmacy Services are dedicated to providing a quality pharmacy services that result in optimal dedication outcomes. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the needs of our patients and customers by providing efficient, caring and professional services in an environment that encourages excellence, team work, innovation and continuous improvement.
Pharmacy Service is available to all patients 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Northwest General Hospital Pharmacy department provides the following services
- Administrative services
- Purchasing, Inventory control & Storing
- Supply Control Chain Services
- Out-patient services
- In-patient services
- Oncology Chemotherapy I/V Admixture services
- Education and Training services
- Drug Information & Poison Control Center
- Quality Control Laboratory
- Extemporaneous Compounding section
The Pharmacy Department at NWGH & RC is responsible for dispensing medications daily for an average of 1500 patients. The Department consists of highly qualified competent staff including 03 Senior Pharmacists, 32 Pharmacists, 34 Pharmacy Technicians, 02 Pharmacy Purchase Officers and 08 support personnel who work together to assure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible.
PURCHASING, INVENTORY CONTROL & STORING
In order to serve the patient through proper medication management system, Pharmacy department keeps vigilance on the quality-based & cost effective procured medicines directly through their approved vendors. Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee is at better position for making decisions regarding drugs, quantity required, product specification and source of supply.
- Quality standards
- Therapeutic Consideration
- Manufacturers Reputation
- Economics Consideration
- Product Specification under the supervision and approval of Pharmacy & Therapeutic
OUT PATIENT SERVICES
Through Out-patient services, Department of Pharmacy Services caters ambulatory care patients of NWGH as well as from outside the hospital by providing them the quality assured medicines against the prescription through patient counseling by registered pharmacists. A wide variety of brands are available however on request of Consultants, specific brands can be arranged to optimize patient satisfaction and to meet specific needs and demands of OPD patients. The important features of Patient Counseling is to educate the patient about the dispensed medication, it’s safe usage, storage, right time of administration, side effects, drug - drug and drug - food interaction etc.
IN PATIENT SERVICES
In the Indoor and Ward Pharmacies we follow the International Standard Policy which is a Unit Dose System. It provides round the clock medicine supply to admit & day care patients at their bedside against clinicians’ orders under the supervision of registered pharmacists. For safe, accurate and quick delivery of medicines to the admitted patients in wards, Pharmacy runs Computerized Medication Order Processing System which processes and delivers medicines to the right patient, right drug, right dose, right time, right route and right expiry for efficient therapy management.
Services provide safe, accurate and efficient delivery of medications and other Pharmacy items in Operation Theaters. Department of Pharmacy’s top most priority has been provision of quality services in OT area that includes quality pharmacy items, timely available, proper storage as per standard recommendations, controlling expiry etc.
ONCOLOGY PHARMACY STERILE I/V ADMIXTURE SERVICES
Oncology Pharmacy is a well-equipped and observe the same safety instructions which is internationally required. These Cytotoxic drugs are prepared in Laminar Flow cabinet. It provides accurate and ready to administer sterile I/V Chemo medicines to the admitted and daycare patients in the hospital.
EDUCATION & TRAINING SERVICES
We have a comprehensive Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship program for fresh Pharm-D graduates from various Universities of the KP. It includes establishing an understanding about Pharmacy Practices and Pharmaco-Therapy. Since inception in 2009, the program has successfully trained well above 467 pharmacists