Tribune News Service Dehradun

The rise in the cases of heart disease due to faulty lifestyle and diet should be of utmost significance for medical students along with doctors to know the important factors in the treatment and medical consultation of heart patients.

This was explained by specialists on the first day of the two-day learning module on “Advanced Learning on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy” organised by the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology And Science (SGRRITS) here today.

Archana Mudgal, Registrar-cum-Secretary, Pharmacy Council of India, inaugurated the module. She said the course of ‘Pharma-D’ has tremendous scope. Students must develop themselves to avail the opportunities with a rational mindset. She urged faculties of this course to keep themselves updated with the new developments, changes and researches in this field.

SGRRITS Director Prof Preeti Kothiyal said during the module, practical training was imparted to the students of Pharm-D, Pharm D (PB) and M-Pharma. They were taught how an old person, a pregnant woman and a young person could be treated differently when they have heart diseases. Students must understand the quantity and frequency of medicine doses while treating different types of patients.

She said students had got an opportunity to get exposure to the experience of doctors and pharmacy specialists. She expressed hope that the clinical training will enable students to become better companions to doctors.

Dr Tanuj Bhatia, Director of Cath Lab of Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital; Dr Amit Verma, HOD, Medicine, Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital; Dr Sandeep Arora, Associate Professor –Pharmacology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Punjab Technical University, Bathinda;, Chitkara College of Pharmacy director also shared knowledge with the students.

More than 200 students, including medical institutions of SGRRITS, Uttarakhand, Jaipur, Monga and Ambala, participated in the learning module.