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March 22, 2018

IPC to conduct skill development programme on pharmacovigilance from Jan 2017 onwards

Ghaziabad : National Coordination Center (NCC) for Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) under the Union health ministry is going to organize “Skill Development Programme on Basics and Regulatory Aspects of Pharmacovigilance” from January 2017 onwards to accomplish the skill development programme in the country under the government’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

This will impart hands on training to the young healthcare professionals in the field of pharmacovigilance. The programme aims to enhance the knowledge and skill of qualified pharmacovigilance professionals working for ensuring better patient safety as per the requirement of Schedule Y of Drug and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Pharmacovigilance (PV) is a science that relates to detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse affects or any other drug related problem. To track adverse drug reactions (ADR) in Indian population, Union health ministry launched PvPI which has outreach all over the country but only a small portion of healthcare professionals have formal training in PV. Following recent amendments in Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and order from the Union health ministry to all states and Union territories, the avenues in PV has widened and has become a priority area.

Duration of the training programme is 10 days available round the year as per training calendar. Target groups for the programme are young pharmacy/medical/paramedical professionals seeking career in pharmacovigilance, existing professionals in pharmacovigilance. Faculties are renowned experts from government teaching and corporate hospitals, regulatory authority, WHO, pharmaceutical industries, academic and research institutions. Venue for the programme is Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad.

This will enhance career prospects and employment opportunities in pharmacovigilance in government and private sector, career opportunities in regulatory system/CROs and public health programmes, acquiring basic knowledge in pharmacovigilance and abilities to deliver good pharmacovigilance practice at par with international requirement.

This will encourage and initiate process of creating a registry of skills, enable and mobilize a large number of health care professionals to take up training and acquire requisite skills for employment apart from capacity building and strengthening of Drug and Cosmetics Act, 1940) as per the requirement of the schedule Y of D&C Act.

Training fees for professionals from industry and corporate hospitals is around Rs.10,000 and for other professionals is Rs.5,000 including 15 per cent of service tax. Fees includes resource material (Electronic/Printed), field visits and refreshments during training sessions.

Interested candidates may send their application form in prescribed format available on ipc.gov.in via email at traininq.nccpvpi@amail.com with updated resume and copies of all relevant academic records. Application shall be processed on “First come first serve basis”.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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