LAHES makes mark in Pharmacy Training
The participants and faculty with the management of LAUGF S
Supermarkets and LAHES
As a truly caring employer that LAUGFS is known to be, LAUGFS
Supermarkets stepped forward to provide a one-year training programme
for the pharmacy assistants attached to the LAUGFS Supermarket chain.
The training programme was conducted by LAHES - the education company
of LAUGFS Group. The programme covered Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Drug
detailing, English, Presentation Skills, Customer Orientation Skills and
IT. During the one-year programme, the students who were newcomers to
the field, were developed and exposed to best practices in Pharmacy; and
today, they have emerged as confident, professionals in the field. They
are now ready to face the Pharmacists external examination conducted by
the Sri Lankan Medical Council to become qualified pharmacists.
LAUGFS Supermarkets continuously look at ways in which we can exceed
customers' expectations by delivering a superior service. LAUGFS was the
first to introduce the 24-hour retail concept; the first to jointly
operate with a fuel retail outlet and also the first to introduce a
24-hour pharmacy. With the chain expanding at a rapid pace, reaching the
remote areas of the country, the service of the supermarkets will be
consistent and of high standards.
"We are thankful to LAHES for introducing a comprehensive programme
that not only provided our trainees with the essential theoretical
knowledge, but also with customer servicing skills, IT and English,
which have added a significant value to the participants and in turn to
our valued customers" stated Mr. Ravi Dahanayake, Director/Chief
Executive Officer - LAUGFS Supermarkets.
The LAHES Pharmacy Course will be extended to the general public in
the near future, in which anyone who has done his/her Advanced Level
examination in the Science or Maths stream and has obtained a minimum of
three passes, including a pass in Chemistry and a pass in English in the
Ordinary Level exams can apply to the course. What is unique about the
programme is that, at the successful completion of the course,
employment is guaranteed at LAUGFS.