EN­COUR­AGES CHANGE FOR BET­TER­MENT OF PRO­FES­SION

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En­light­en­ing young phar­ma­cists the Fiji Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent, Ren­shika Sen, said “If you change noth­ing, noth­ing will change”. This was dur­ing the Fiji Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety An­nual Con­fer­ence held at Shangri-La’s Fi­jian Re­sort and Spa in Si­ga­toka on Sun­day. Ms Sen en­cour­aged them not to be sat­is­fied with what they have in­her­ited but to con­tinue to work to­wards their ex­pec­ta­tions.

“Set­tling down is a neg­a­tive word. When you set­tle, you just ad­just. When we all join phar­macy, we all came in as brighter, full of vision and ex­pec­ta­tion of what we

want to achieve.

“There is a say­ing that goes If you change noth­ing, noth­ing will change. As a so­ci­ety we want some changes to be done.

“Each one of us has some great ideas and we ex­pect them to come to ful­fill­ment. This morn­ing I was dis­cussing about strategic plan­ning and it is putting our ex­pec­ta­tions into re­al­ity.”

She said it was al­ways good to see that mostly the young gen­er­a­tion took so much in­ter­est in their pro­fes­sion from the be­gin­ning. The FPS pres­i­dent said as pro­fes­sion­als there were tar­gets to meet like in­creas­ing the scope of prac­tice, in­creas­ing the in­sti­tu­tional ca­pac­ity, de­vel­op­ing their work­force and also im­prov­ing reg­u­la­tions ac­cord­ingly. How­ever, she said the way to meet those tar­gets was to stop set­tling down and stir up all that they have al­ready in­her­ited.

“The idea is to stop set­tling down. We stir things up from what we have in­her­ited, we stir things up from what we have been told is enough.

“My chal­lenge to every phar­ma­cist in this room, enough set­tling for now. We have done our set­tling, it is time to stir things up and let us change for the bet­ter, for our­selves, for our pro­fes­sion and for our pa­tients. Let us make our ex­pec­ta­tions into a re­al­ity,” she added.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

From left: Min­is­ter for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion Mere­seini Vu­ni­waqa, Fiji Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Resh­nika Sen, trea­surer Avnil Narayan and Vice pres­i­dent Reenal Chand dur­ing the Gala Dinner at the Shangri-La’s Fi­jian Re­sort and Spa on Yanuca Is­land on Sep­tem­ber 8, 2019.

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Min­is­ter for Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion Mere­seini Vu­ni­waqa presents awards to re­cip­i­ents at the Gala Dinner at the Shangri-La’s Fi­jian Re­sort and Spa on Yanuca Is­land on Sep­tem­ber 8, 2019.

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