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CPM seeks jobs to Pharm.D graduates

CPM seeks jobs to Pharm.D graduates
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The relay hunger strike of the students pursuing six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) demanding creation of jobs for their course on Friday entered...

Khammam: The relay hunger strike of the students pursuing six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) demanding creation of jobs for their course on Friday entered second day. The students staged the protest by covering their eyes with black ribbons.

The student leaders demanded the government to provide clinical pharmacist post to those completed Pharm.D. They threatened to intensify their stir if the government continued to ignore their demand.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demanded the State government to provide employment to Pharm.D graduates. CPM district secretary Nunna Nageswara Rao, who visited the hunger strike camp at Dharna Chowk, criticised the government for not lending its ear to the justifiable demand of the agitating graduates.

“The then government in 2008 introduced six-year course of Pharm D said to be equivalent to the MBBS course. Now the government turned its back jeopardising the future of 1,300 graduates,” Rao said.

He demanded the State government create a separate cadre of clinical pharmacists and accommodate them in all the government hospitals.

The government can accommodate these graduates in villages where there are no doctors, he said, pointing to the number of vacant doctor posts in rural areas. Senior leaders Yerra Srikanth, Bathula Lenin and S Naveen were among others present.

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