Shri B P Sharma, Secretary Health, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Chairman, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Government of India launched an Android Mobile Applications for Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) reporting facility to the stakeholders of Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI). The mobile application for ADR reporting was specifically designed to facilitate the needs of the IPC, to ensure hassle free ADR reporting for the stakeholders. The mobile application is expected to provide a platform for the private healthcare professionals to report ADRs to safeguard and enhance public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of drugs.
It was developed as part of a joint venture between the IPC, which acts as the national coordination centre (NCC) for PvPI, and NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur. This application was launched at IPC Ghaziabad recently, by B P Sharma, secretary, health and chairman of IPC. Sharma said that this unique service will play a very important role in getting more accurate and timely report of the ADRs, enabling IPC to build strong network among healthcare providers. This he stressed will not only help in effective promotion of patients safety initiatives in the country, but will also ensure a strong healthcare system.
Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) was also present during this lunch applauded the move and stressed that it will go a long way in helping and effectively ensuring strong ADRs from the stakeholders.