National Pharmacovigilance Week celebrated at SGRR Institute

Thursday, 22 September 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The Department of Pharmacology, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Patel Nagar, Dehradun organized a programme on the occasion of the National Pharmacovigilance Week on Wednesday. The programme was organised to spread awareness for adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting. The programme was inaugurated by Principal, SGRR institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dr Yashbir Dewan.

Addressing the gathering at the occasion, the Head of Department of Pharmacology, Dr MA Beg said that the objective of the National Pharmacovigilance week is to get maximum cases of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) reported to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre located at Ghaziabad. The final goal of this programme is to enhance the reporting culture and safe use of medicines leading to better patient care, he said.  He said that ADRs are one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in patients. “This would in turn promote rational use of medicines which would ultimately reduce harm to patients and thus improve public health,’’ he said. 

The department of Pharmacology of the college has  an active Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre which uploads Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reports on a monthly basis received from Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital. 

The programme was attended by more than 200 participants consisting of Deans, HODs, faculties, doctors and students of all the institutions of Shri Guru Ram Rai University.

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