Faculty of Pharmacy UGM again inaugurated 39 new pharmacists. With this inauguration done in Building Unit I, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, Thursday (15/3), the total number of graduate pharmacists is 5834 people.
This time there are 16 cum laude graduates. Meanwhile, Maulana Fazrullah, S. Farm achieved the highest GPA, 3.95. "As many as 38 new pharmacists are from the regular classroom, while one graduate is of the extension class," Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Marchaban, DESS, Apt said in his remarks.
Marchaban said that the pharmacist profession is still dominated by women than men. The inauguration this time proved the fact. "The pharmacist graduates this time consist of 29 female and 10 male graduates," he said.
Yugo Susanto, SSi., Apt representative of the Pharmacists Association of Indonesia gave appreciation to the new pharmacists. The inauguration is different from graduation because pharmacist’s oath contains many relevant moral consequences. "This is not just a degree, but is related to the pharmacist position. The law requires the graduates to pledge an oath, of course, this became serious because the control is morality," he said.
As a person working in the Pharmacists Association of Indonesia, Yugo Susanto admitted that the life of the pharmacist up to now has not improved. Meanwhile, the discourse emerged that in 2014 a nationwide social security system will be adopted. "If enforced, like it or not, whoever, wherever, for any illnesses, the fee will of course be paid by insurance. Prices of drugs would be kept to a minimum, and we know that the life of pharmacists depends on drug price margin," he said.
Therefore, he invited all stakeholders to find the right formula of social security system by considering the interest and respect for the pharmacist. "In addition to ensuring the competence and assisting the pharmacist professionalism, the Association continues to strive to create the best condition for the pharmacists," he said.