DCGI stresses to expand Pharmacovigilance program
Pharmacovigilance program will be introduced in 40 medical colleges soon and expanded to all the colleges in the country in the next two years, a top government official today said.
“There is nothing called Pharmacovigilance in India. As many as 40 medical colleges have been shortlisted for the program this year and next year another 160 colleges will be included,” Drug Controller General of India Surinder Singh told media persons.
Speaking on the sidelines a seminar on ‘Indian Pharma Industry-Challenges and Opportunities’ he said AIIMS in New Delhi will be the national coordination centre and there are five regional Pharmacovigilance Centres at Kolkata, Pondicherry (JIPMER), Nagpur and Mumbai with two centres.
Pharmacovigilance is the science of collection of data and records of actions relating to detection, evaluation, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other medicine related problems.