Yogyakarta – On Saturday (29/09/2018), the Pharmacists’ Oath batch XXXIV was held by the Pharmacist Professional Study Program, Faculty of Pharmacy, UAD at Sahid Jaya Hotel Yogyakarta. On this occasion, 127 new pharmacists were sworn in by the Faculty of Pharmacy, UAD. The event was attended by all staff of the faculty including Dr. Dyah A. Perwitasari, M.Si., Ph.D., Apt. (The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy UAD), Dr. Abdul Fadlil, M.T. (The vicechancellor 3 for Student Affairs of UAD), Drs. Nurul Fallah Eddy Pariang, Apt. (The representative of National Pharmacy Committee, as well as the Chairperson of the Central Board of the Indonesian Pharmacists Association), Dr. Nanang Munif Yasin, M. Pharm., Apt. (The chair of PD IAI DIY) and Deputy of the Yogyakarta Provincial Health Office. In his speech, Dr. Nanang said that pharmacists who had just been sworn in would make Indonesian pharmacists stronger and more solid. In the era of the industrial revolution 4.0, pharmacists must always be ready, improve their skills, make service innovations, and uphold a respectful attitude to seniors and peers. As pharmacists, they vow to work professionally and provide care of the highest standard even under threat. Drs. Nurul Fallah in his speech conveyed pharmaceutical practices have been regulated in Law No. 36 of 2009 on Health. In carrying out pharmaceutical practices, pharmacists must always obey the rules and regulations that have been made by the government.

The representative of the Yogyakarta Provincial Health Office said that pharmacists as health workers must also know about the health programs that are being promoted by the government. The current government’s priority programs include the Healthy Indonesia Program with a family approach. This program upholds 3 main pillars: (1) implementing primary health services through healthy community movements, (2) prioritizing preventive care services over curative services in which pharmacists can provide public education on how to use medicines wisely and correctly, and (3) implementing comprehensive pharmaceutical services by giving public education in rational drug use.

In her speech, Dr. Dyah expressed her gratitude to the parents of new pharmacists to have trusted the Faculty of Pharmacy, UAD for their children to pursue higher education. She also said that even after graduating, alumni of UAD, especially Pharmacy alumni, have characteristics that they will still help each other and work together from all over Indonesia, for instance, on a mission of establishing a Mu-UAD clinic in Lampung. Her message to new pharmacists, “When returning to your hometown, stay in touch with fellow alumni, be active in participating in alumni events, and stay solid”.

Graduated pharmacists with the highest GPA and IPCE scores received awards from BNI Syariah, KAMADA Pharmacy, and the study program. (DV)