Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Online pharmacist’s registration now available

Online pharmacist’s registration now available

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Pharmacy Council of Cambodia launches an online medicine registration system (RMS) on March 24. PCC

Online pharmacist’s registration now available

The Pharmacy Council of Cambodia (PCC) formally launched an online medicine registration system (RMS) with a March 24 workshop.

The system will make it simple for pharmacists across the country to register themselves, and will help to prevent the harm to public health that is caused by unqualified pharmacists.

Chairman of the National Council of Pharmacists Ban Botta said the workshop aimed to promote the launch of the online system, so officials would have a clear understanding of it.

"All pharmaceutical professionals will be made aware of the fact that they need to register themselves through the new system,” he said.

“The online system will save time and money for pharmacists across the country. Previously, all registrations had to be done manually, at the PCC offices in Phnom Penh,” he added.

He explained that to be able to register, pharmacists must meet certain criteria.

“Pharmacists must hold a degree which is recognised by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, or a university overseas. They must be competent, physically fit and free from disease, and they must pass a criminal background check,” he said.

“Before applying for a licence from the health ministry, pharmacists must register with the PCC, in order improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the services they provide. These are legal requirements,” he concluded.


  • Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

    Cambodia's Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in

  • Famed US collector family return artefacts to Cambodia

    In the latest repatriation of ancient artefacts from the US, a total of 33 pieces of Khmer cultural heritage will soon return home, according to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. In a September 12 press statement, it said the US Attorney’s Office for the

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • Kampot curfew imposed to curb ‘gang’ violence

    Kampot provincial police have announced measures to contain a recent spike in antisocial behaviour by “unruly’ youth. Officials say the province has been plagued by recent violence among so-called “gang members”, who often fight with weapons such as knives and machetes. Several social observers have

  • Manet touches down in Beijing for high-level meetings

    Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived in Beijing on September 14 for his first official visit to China, where he is slated to attend the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and meet other leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping. Upon his arrival, Manet laid a wreath at the Monument

  • Cambodian diaspora laud Manet’s UN Assembly visit

    Members of the Cambodian diaspora are rallying in support of Prime Minister Hun Manet’s forthcoming visit to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City this week. Their move is an apparent response to a recent call by self-exiled former