ISSN: 0973-7510

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Asmita Priyadarshini Khatiwada1 and Sunil Shrestha1,2

1Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Service Research, Nepal Health Research and Innovation Foundation, Lalitpur, Nepal.
2Department of Pharmacy, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd, Lalitpur, Nepal.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):937-943 | Article Number: 6211
Received: 09/04/2020 | Accepted: 21/04/2020 | Published: 23/04/2020
Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is one of the dire issues currently worldwide. With increasing death tolls every day and with new information regarding disease every minute, it is very important to disseminate the updated and reliable information to the public. Along with other health care professionals, the pharmacists’ role is crucial in preventing the spread and management of the disease. The involvement of pharmacists from clinical trials, drug evaluation to providing pharmaceutical care and other basic pharmacy services in the frontline in this health emergency is undeniable. This commentary focuses on the role of pharmacists in different settings of the health care system and the degree of recognition of the work in Nepal.

Keywords

Clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy, COVID-19, hospital pharmacy, Nepal, Pharmacist

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