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Institute Pharmacovigilance Committee

Introduction:
Pharmacovigilance is the science that deals with activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse drug reactions. This helps us to evolve policy towards safe and effective use of medicines so that drug related mortality and morbidity can be prevented or minimised.
 
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR):
A response to a drug which is noxious and unintended that occurs at doses normally used in man for the prophylaxis, diagnosis or therapy of disease or for the modification of physiological function The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MOHFW) of Government of India has designed a program called National Pharmacovigilance Program of India (PvPI) in the year 2010 under the supervision of Central Drug Standards Control Organization (CDSCD) and Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).
 
Currently, Indian Pharmacopeoa Commission (IPC) is coordinating this nationwide activity as the National Coordinating Centre (NCC) of pharmacovigilance. As of now this activity is carried out in 60 centers (in Medical Colleges) in India. MCI in its recent recommendation, made it mandatory that all medical colleges should have a functioning Pharmacovigilance centre. In this connection, a Pharmacovigilance Committee was formed in the month of May 2010 in our institute.  
 
Objectives:
  1. To monitor the ADR
  2. To optimize safe and effective use of medicines in our set up
  3. To provide the safety related information to all stakeholders
  4. To create an awareness among the healthcare professionals in reporting ADR.

 

The institute became an Adverse Drug Monitoring centre (AMC) under the guidance of the Indian Pharmacopoeia commission,Ghaziabad and is routinely involved in reporting ADRs from both within the institute and also some other medical colleges, in and around Puducherry.

The institute also conducts routine Pharmacovigilance awareness programmes for health care providers including nurses, pharmacists, health care personnel and also Post Graduates in Pharmacology

 

List of Pharmacovigilance workshops conducted by the department of Pharmacology    

 

 
Pharmacovigilance Committee Composition:
 
Chairman
Director, IGMC &RI (Chairman)
 
Members:

Sl.no.
Designation
Department
Institution
Membership
1.
Medical Superintendent
Medical Superintendent
IGMCH & RI
Member
2.
Professor& HOD
Orthopedics, Deputy MS
 
IGMCH & RI
Member
3.
Professor& HOD
Pharmacology (Member Secretary)
IGMCH & RI
Member
4.
Professor & HOD
Medicine
IGMCH & RI
Member
5.
Professor & HOD
Surgery
IGMCH & RI
Member
6.
Professor & HOD
Obst & Gynae
IGMCH & RI
Member
7.
 Professor & HOD
Paediatrics
IGMCH & RI
Member
8.
Professor & HOD
Microbiology
IGMCH & RI
Member
9.
Professor & HOD
Community Medicine
IGMCH & RI
Member
10
 Professor & HOD
ENT
IGMCH & RI
Member
11.
 Professor & HOD
Dermatology
IGMCH & RI
Member
12.
Associate Professor & HOD
Chest Medicine
IGMCH & RI
Member
13.
Professor & HOD
Anaesthesiology
IGMCH & RI
Member
14.
Assistant Professor & HOD
Radiology
IGMCH & RI
Member
15.
Associate Professor
Pharmacology
O/I/C- Pharmacy
IGMCH & RI
Member
16.
Associate Professor
Pharmacology, Co-Ordinator
IGMCH & RI
Member
17.
Associate Professor & HOD
Ophthalmology
IGMCH & RI
Member
18.
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry
IGMCH & RI
Member
19.
Associate Professor & HOD
Dentistry
IGMCH & RI
Member
20.
Pharmacist
Pharmacist
IGMCH & RI
Member
21.
Nursing Superintendent
Nursing
IGMCH & RI
Member

 

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Activities:
  1. Monitoring the ADR in inpatients and outpatients.
  2. Assessment of causality and feedback to clinicians.
  3. Maintaining the ADR registry.
  4. Training of healthcare professionals (clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, medical students) for voluntary ADR reporting.
  5. Awareness program towards educating the public.
 
 Research (Planned):
  1. To identify the areas of public importance such as Pharmacovigilance of Antimicrobial agents, Analgesics, Drug safety in Paediatrics etc. through co-operation from various disciplines
  2. To identify other areas through constant vigilant activity so that we can maximize the safe and effective use of medicines in our set-up.  
 
Future plans:
  1. To establish a Drug Information Centre in our institute to disseminate need-based drug related information to stake holders.
 
 
CONTACT
Dr G Sivagnanam
Professor of Pharmacology,
IGMC & RI, Puducherry
drsivagnanam@gmail.com
 

 

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