I completed my studies at Rhodes University South Africa in 2018, where I obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Distinction. During my university years, I was recognized for my academic achievement, and I was placed on the Dean’s list for the year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Since 2016, I am a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Back to Mauritius, I completed my one-year internship in a retail pharmacy and at Victoria Hospital, Candos. Both places have been very enriching for me as an intern as I have gained experience in analyzing prescriptions, counseling patients and ordering medications. I also developed a good relationship with the pharmacy staff as well as with clients. After my internship and pre-registration exam, I joined a retail pharmacy where I was the Pharmacist in Charge. I am a member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius (PAM) since January 2021. Effective listening, observing, good questioning, showing empathy and welcoming patients with a smile are skills I believe are required to serve clients effectively. I learnt about MedActiv pharmacies through social media when I was still studying at university. Since then, I wanted to be part of the MedActiv family. My hard work paid off and I got the opportunity to join this fabulous team. I hope to bring my contribution to MedActiv pharmacies for the wellbeing of our clients.
I graduated from the University of Mauritius in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and had the opportunity to carry out my pre-registration training at Ajanta Pharma, Fortis Clinique Darné and Victoria Hospital. During my training I acquired extensive knowledge on pharmaceuticals, medication dispensing and clinical and hospital applications of pharmacotherapy. I became a registered Pharmacist in 2014 and worked as the Pharmacist-in-charge of various retail pharmacies across the island. I then joined the Public Service in 2017 where I acquired a rich experience in hospital pharmacy setting. Additionally, I also made several research based on ethnopharmacology. I joined the MedActiv family in 2021 since this is an ideal opportunity for me to acquire new knowledge and grow professionally. My work as a Pharmacist is mainly focused on human centered health rather than just pill dispensing. I counsel my patients within the limits of my professional competencies and my other domain of expertise is veterinary medicine dispensing and counseling. I also provide patients with information regarding their drug regiment with the aim of optimizing drug therapy.
I chose a career in the pharmaceutical sector mainly because of the satisfaction of potentially impacting people's lives and it is also a field of continuous development and innovation. I am a registered pharmacist with the pharmacy board of Mauritius since 2015. After studying for my Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Mauritius, I did my pre-registration internship at Ajanta Pharma, Fortis Clinique Darné and Victoria Hospital. My internship allowed me to work in various pharmacy settings. I am also one of the authors of the article “Anticholinesterase and Antioxidant Effects of Traditional Herbal Medicines used in the Management of Neurodegenerative Diseases in Mauritius” published in Archives of Medical and Biomedical Research. Thereafter, I worked for six years in retail pharmacies. After completing my MBA at the University of Mauritius, I join the MedActiv family in November 2021 as a pharmacist and I am very grateful for this opportunity. MedActiv has a long-standing reputation for providing high quality products and excellent customer service. It is a privilege to work in such an organization where employees are treated with genuine respect and where hard work is valued.
Joy R Bissoondoyal
I am a licensed pharmacist since 1987 and have been a retail pharmacist in Mauritius for the last 31 years. As a pharmacist I strive to provide comfort and care to my patients and also ensure responsible use of medications as well as help to monitor returning patients for possible side effects. I graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree in 1984 and completed my Master of Pharmacy Degree in 1986 at Jadavpur University Kolkata, India. After graduating I also obtained a certificate in Homeopathy from Institut Boiron, France in 1990. I completed my Pre-Registration Training for 1 year at Dr. Jeetoo Hospital and worked in retail pharmacies for 15 years before joining IBL Group in 2003 and served as Pharmacist-in-charge and retail manager for 10 years at Trianon Pharmacy and 5 years at Chaussee Pharmacy. I am a member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius since 1987. Continuous Education has become my passion and my main goal is to take journal citations, clinical guidelines and other education sources and translate the information into tools and materials that are important to customers and pharmacy assistants.
After being graduated from my BPharm degree at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, I have had the opportunity to work in several pharmacies around the island, and even in Rodrigues. As a Pharmacist, my main role is to counsel patients on the posology and safe usage of medications for their well-being. Yet, I believe that the role of a Pharmacist goes beyond those limits and getting to share my kno wledge with my acquaintances, makes the daily experience even more satisfying. Lending a helping hand always makes me happy. When action meets compassion, lives change.
To connect with people and to develop my empathy muscle is something that I value a lot. I therefore chose the pharmacy field and started my journey by completing my B.Pharm Degree at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences, India, in 2010. I then did my pre-registration internship at Mauritius Pharmacy and Victoria Hospital. Working in both the private and public sector helped me build my confidence and taught me the importance of customer loyalty. My eleven years at retail pharmacies made me understand the importance of teamwork; how to reallocate priorities and encourage collaboration on tasks; focus on connecting with people; understand processes and have an open mind. I feel proud to be part of the MedActiv family, in which I am convinced to grow further.
After the completion of my Bachelor of Pharmacy at Rhodes University South Africa in 2016, I joined a retail pharmacy as an intern, allowing me to gain the required experience to become a certified pharmacist from the Pharmacy Council of Mauritius in 2018. The professional exposure I earned while working both in South Africa and Mauritius triggered in me the desire to venture a step further and enroll for my Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Witswatersrand University SA, where I was, in the meantime, selected to lecture undergraduate students. Although my pharmacy background is diverse, pharmaceutical care, compliance to pharmacy regulations and attention to details are the foundation of my daily routine. I feel proud and honored to be part of the MedActiv family and look forward to propagate wellness within our community.
"My happiness lies, first of all, in Health." This thought inspired me to opt for a career in healthcare and here I am, a BPHARM holder from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. My one-year Pre-registration training in Private healthcare and Hospital Pharmacy boosted my confidence to interact with public as well as doctors to help counselling and dispensing medicines efficiently and effectively. I am a member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius (PAM), through which I get involved in the pharmaceutical network for conferences and meetings. I exerted my role as a community pharmacist firstly at Newpharm Pharmacy and Superpharm LTD. Joining MedActiv was a dream which turned into reality in 2020. Beside being a pharmacist-in-charge, I am privileged to be included in a team of professionals who works towards a single vision – to provide the best services ethically to the public. Learning is a never-ending process and so is the medical field. I aspire to learn and raise awareness of the evolving medicines to the public through modern technologies of this era, my passion is to travel and to explore new places.
Thoswanee Devi Groochurn
I have graduated with honors from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences-Karnataka, India back in 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. I was fortunate to do an internship in a Practical Hospital Training in India’s most advanced multispecialty hospital, Fortis Hospital Ltd- Bengaluru. Back to Mauritius, I have completed my internship at D’Espagnac Curepipe. I have started my career in 2015 as a registered pharmacist and worked in various retail pharmacies around the country for 3 years. In 2018, I was the pharmacist in charge of Wellkin Hospital, Moka, where I was executing the day to day operations, served in-patient and outpatient department, supervised junior co-workers, managing the clinical functions and provide pharmaceutical services to pediatrics, geriatrics and adult patients. A highly professional and interdepartmental relationship was also developed. I have recently joined the Medactiv Family. My vision is to provide quality care to the patients and my mission is to reach the demand of the public from various parts of the Island.
Being a Pharmacist definitely flows in the family and I fell into the cauldron in my early childhood as my mother and brother are both Pharmacists. I completed my Degree in Pharmacy and a specialization in Cosmetology in 2005 at the Kharkiv National University of Pharmacy in Ukraine. I then joined Curepharma Ltd, where I conducted my pre-registration at Pharmacy D’Epinay in Curepipe and at J. Nehru Hospital. After my registration as Pharmacist in Mauritius in 2006, I was appointed as Pharmacist at Pharmacy D’Epinay. Eventually, during the 17 years spent at Curepharma Ltd, I had the chance of being in charge of various pharmacies within the company and managed to grow a solid work experience. I believe in leading by example to establish a strong working structure and in the importance of developing a good relationship between the Pharmacist and the patient by providing the appropriate care through honest and empathetic communication. By joining the MedActiv team, I look forward to grow professionally and personally, and honorably bring my own contribution to the company.