ENCOURAGES CHANGE FOR BETTERMENT OF PROFESSION
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.
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.
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.