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Mayor Attends 2023 Pharmacists Day Ceremony

Mayor Chiang presenting award to pharmacists at the Pharmacists Day CeremonyOn January 8, Mayor Chiang Wan-an attended the 2023 Pharmacists Day Commemoration and Awards Ceremony. He presented award certificates to 23 outstanding pharmacists at the event. 


During his address, the mayor praised the award recipients for their achievement. For these awardees, it is a recognition of their expertise and their contribution to public welfare. The winners were selected based on numerous evaluation standards. Winning the award is not only an honor, but also a responsibility for continuous improvements.


Chiang pointed out that there are 866 pharmacies across Taipei City. Over the past three years, the pharmacists have been working hard to support government policies spanning face mask purchases to real-name registration related to the distribution of rapid test kits. From stock replenishing to packaging to queue management to delivery of medication to homes, these professionals have remained true to their duties. He expressed his both gratitude and deepest respect to the pharmacists for helping to keep us safe with their works in the frontline.


The mayor remarked that there are many ongoing collaboration projects between the city government and the Taipei Pharmacists Association. These projects have served over 14,400 individuals and yielded impressive results. Also, the “At-home Drug Use Safety and Disposed Medicine Inspection Project” educates residents on correct medicine use, allowing the city government to oversee medication safety for the public.


Regarding the future, Chiang looks forward to an overall upgrade of Taipei’s healthcare environment with the help of new medical technologies such as artificial intelligence. Hopefully, such developments will improve the medical care efficiency for patients ranging from toddlers to the elderly. City Hall will continue to work with the association and listen to the suggestions of pharmacists. Taipei seeks to not only become the leader of the nation in this domain, but also harbors the ambition to compete with other top-notch, international cities.