Dhulikhel Hospital has own pharmacy at the beginning, 1996. Pharmacy department is located within hospital premises. It provides outpatients services till mid 1997 with one pharmacist and one supporting staff. Hospital started in-patient wards services as well as inpatient ward supply system after 1997. Department has upgraded regularly. Since 1999 the department started to prepare certain extemporaneous medicines for patients. Along with dispensing the drugs it also provide proper patient counselling on medication and its indications to aid compliance. A new pharmacy block was opened in November 2009.
The department has other activities such as
Organizational: Pharmacy has organized drug and therapeutic committee (DTC) in hospital. It has vital role to deliver informative notes related to drugs. List of drugs are published in 2009. It contain name of drug used in hospital with content and dosage form.
Drug information center (DIC): was established in 2000. It provides information about drugs to doctors, nurses, medical students and paramedicals.
We prepared certain extemporaneous preparations as required as departments.
Sodium bicarbonate ear drops
Malish for muscle relaxation.
Normal saline nasal drops
Zinc oxide ointment