Pharmacists

Adilah Durgahee

MedActiv Curepipe

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.

  

Anushka Mootoosamy

MedActiv Riverside

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.

  

Diksha Beeharry

MedActiv Trianon

Having graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science gave me the opportunity  to do my internship in one of the well known hospital namely Fortis Hospital Banglore. I did my internship in Mauritius in  Pharmacy Sante Plus, Pharmacy Medcity and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital. I had the chance to acquire experience from both private and public sector, thus helping me to understand the needs of people. I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. As a newly licenced pharmacist, I love working in retail setting so I joined MedActiv. I believe that customer satisfaction  is the uttermost priority  and working as a team helps fulfil it. Great customer experience can take can take your brand places. I love going on adventures -discover new places and enjoy baking. I like to be up to date with new technologies.

  

Joy R Bissoondoyal

MedActiv Ebene

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.

  

Luviksha Muthoorah

MedActiv Forbach

I graduated from the University of Mauritius with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree in 2015. I conducted my pre-registration training at Flacq hospital, Fortis Clinique Darné and Ajanta Pharma (Mauritius) Ltd. Since obtaining my pharmacist’s license, I have had the opportunity to work in various pharmacy settings including community pharmacies and a private clinic. I completed my Master’s in Business Administration degree in 2019. I am also the co-author of an article titled “An ethnopharmacological survey of natural remedies used by the Chinese community in Mauritius” published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. I enjoy working to high standards, understanding that this is essential to grow in the fields of pharmaceutical practice as well as business management. I have recently joined the MedActiv family as pharmacist. I hope to bring my contribution to the evolution of the team as we strive to provide quality care and service to our patients.  My vision as a healthcare professional is to move away from the traditional business model of retail pharmacies and adopt a holistic approach while counselling and treating our patients. Consistency, passion and teamwork can help to achieve this goal.

  

Pallavi Ramhit

MedActiv Chaussée

Having always being inspired by the field of healthcare, I graduated from the University of Mauritius with a First-class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) in 2015. With a major interest in medicine, I carried out a project on the biological effects of some selected Mauritian endemic plants in at the University of Mauritius and today I am among the writers of an article titled ‘Multi-targeted effects of untapped resources from the Mauritian endemic flora’, published in the South African Journal of Botany. I am also a member of the Pharmacy Association of Mauritius (PAM). As a result of my exposure to different pharmacy settings including Victoria Hospital, A.G Jeetoo hospital, Fortis Clinique Darne and Ajanta Pharma (Mauritius) Limited, I have acquired greater knowledge, skills and experience in the pharmacy profession. Being passionate, optimistic and motivated, I joined MedActiv as pharmacist in June 2017. With full dedication towards my work, my team and the customers, I am currently the pharmacist in charge of MedActiv Galien. Having the IBL values engrossed in my heart I strive for excellence in serving our customers to their full satisfaction.

  

Siddhanth Luchoomun

MedActiv Cascavelle

I did my schooling at College Du St Esprit in Quatre Bornes, where I was the Vice-Head boy in the year 2013. After completing my Higher School Certificate, I went to India for my further studies. I obtained my BPharm Degree with a First-Class Honours from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2018. I had the opportunity of doing my internship both in India and Mauritius at the Fortis Hospital Bangalore and the Victoria Hospital Candos as well as Pharmacy Capucine in Candos Mauritius. I thus gained experience working both in the public sector and the private sector. During my internship, I have realized how important it is to work systematically and diligently. Moreover, I have realized how collaboration and teamwork enhance productivity and give rise to a good work atmosphere. I have understood the importance of developing a good team spirit. I believe that good communication skills help to create an environment that is conducive to work.

  

Taijassweeta Koonjee

MedActiv Cassis

"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

MedActiv Rose Belle

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.

  

Varsha Sunneechurra-Jankee

MedActiv Rose Belle

After gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and an MBA, I started my career at IBL in 2010 after my internship at J.Nehru Hospital. I started at MedActiv Rose-Belle then moved to Phoenix, Ebene and Chaussée. My journey in the company has been very enriching and inspiring, helping me develop both professionally and personally. My independence and confidence has helped me to overcome all varieties of challenges that have come my way. I am married, a mother to an adorable daughter and I am a passionate lover of nature. I love mountain hiking as well as baking. Being friendly and jovial by nature has helped me to make lots of friends within the company. I also ensure that I always maintain a cordial and respectful relationship with my staff members at work. However, being a perfectionist, I also keep an eagle eye on the day to day business so as to prevent any kind of infringement which may affect the company’s image. I would willingly step in anytime for counselling of patients at the pharmacy, assuring customer satisfaction without forgetting that golden human touch. “Customers loves certainty, make sure you give it to them”.