Functions of West Bengal State Pharmacy Council at a glance.

 Regulate the profession and practice of pharmacy.

 Remain a single point access to all the services of WBPC and to provide an uninterrupted quality service for Pharmacists across the state of West Bengal.

 Ensure high quality Upgradation training and knowledge upbringing of Pharmacists across the state through Upgradation Training Programme.

 Appoint various staffs and Pharmacy inspectors to ensure that all the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 are respected and followed.

 Combating unethical and illegal practices that disrupt the ethics of Pharmacy profession.

 Conduct seminars, workshops, publications on.

 Important professional practice and public meetings to highlight the role of pharmacists in healthcare system.

Achievements of West Bengal State Pharmacy Council

 Enforcement of Section 42 : As per Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act 1948, only Registered Pharmacists are authorized to dispense drugs in pharmacies. Dispensing by non pharmacists are punishable offence as per the Act. But, irrespective of this prohibitory law, a lot of pharmacies employ non qualified people to dispense drugs. With the active support of our enforcement wing we have put an end to this illegal practice in the State. Offenders are thoroughly dealt with. Surprise inspections are being carried out to check the possibilities for such violations.

 Continuing Education : A series of continuing education program shortly will be conducted with the help of reputed Resource Persons for empowering the pharmacists on the latest knowledge and method of dispensing.

 Training of Registered Pharmacists : As per PPR-2015 the West Bengal Pharmacy Council is presently conducting 2 Days at different authorized Centers throughout the State of West Bengal. Almost 45 thousands of Registered Pharmacists are participated in this training and awarded with certificates for Renewal.

 National Scientific Seminar : National Scientific seminars to shortly will be conducted. Each seminar will have a class event with enormous participation of enthusiastic pharmacists. Pharmacy professionals of international repute presented papers and conducted classes.

 Pharmacy Journal : Pharmacy journal is being published with articles beneficial for the working pharmacists and doctors.

 Workshop for preparing dispensing protocol : A workshop will be shortly conducted for preparing a dispensing protocol. The draft of the protocol is prepared by eminent professionals. The draft will be handed over to the State Government for issuing necessary orders for implementation. It will be State of Art workshop for formulating a dispensing protocol.

 Strengthening of enforcement wing : The enforcement wing will be shortly implemented to check offenders throughout the state. To brought them before Law.

 Punishment for the violations of Section 41 and 42 : For the first time in India, WBSPC will punished the violators of Section 41 and 42. Section 41 stimulates that every pharmacist should renew their registration annually to continue their practice of the profession. Section 42 stimulates that dispensing should be done only by a Registered Pharmacist. Such punishments have helped in reducing such complaints.

 Pharmacy Desk Reference : The 1st edition of pharmacy desk reference will published during the Pharmacy week 2021.

 List of Registered Pharmacists : List of registered pharmacist is an authentic book containing the list of registered pharmacists of the State. Copies of this book will be circulated to all departments connected with pharmacy practice. This book will serve as an authentic ready reference to enable officers like Drugs Controller to verify the registration status of any pharmacist for any purpose. This book is published on April 1st every year.

 Office Administration : Office Administration has been fully revamped. Office has been fully computerized. A front office has been opened for helping outsiders with real information.

 Hotline with Drugs Controller Department : 16. Hotline with Drugs Controller Department WBSPC will be connected with the DDC, WB department through an electronic hotline through which both the office can share any data. Being offices transacting related business, this hotline will save a lot of time, energy and even stationery of both offices.

 Pharmacy Week celebration : Pharmacy week is being celebrated every year in November with attractive and useful programmes. Pharmacy rallies are conducted during the celebration. Seminars, debates and demonstration classes are also conducted during pharmacy week. Messages are circulated through radio, calendars etc, during pharmacy week celebration.

  A number of judgments also have been issued by the Hon’ble court on the relevance of implementation of Section 31(D), 31B(1) and (2) (total ban on Pharmacy practice by non qualified persons on the basis of certificate issued by the Drugs Control Department before 1978), section 41 & 42 of the Pharmacy Act and the implementation of Drug license in clinics.

 Pharmacy Organizations in the State : Kerala State Pharmacy Council is shortly going to implementing a host of important programs for ensuring and enhancing the quality of Pharmacy profession in the State of West Bengal. All the programs and activities will be executed with the sincere support of the Pharmacy Organizations in the State.

 Documentary Films ,F.M Advertisement and Advertisement Films

 Pharma Skill Development ProgramMOU signed with Task Force Chairman National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) under Central Government for starting Skill Development courses in Pharma sector for Registered Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students.