JAMMU, Aug 7: Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu in collaboration with ADRM centre working under Indian Pharmacopeia Commission (National Programme) and Medical Education Unit of GMC Jammu organized an e-CME on Materiovigilance Programme of India (MvPI) in college premises.
Dr Jai Parkash, Secretary-cum-Scientific Director, IPC MoH & FW, Government of India gave the opening remarks and said it is not only the national responsibility but also the duty of respective institutions and manufacturing units to pro actively report adverse events related with medical devices so that the causality can be evaluated and similar such events can be prevented in future in the larger interest of patient safety.
Dr Nasib Chand Digra, Principal & Dean Government Medical College, said that organizing such a CME in COVID era was need of the hour. Dr Brij Mohan, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology said that the department is all committed to contribute immensely in the programme like they are already contributing in PvPI.
The speakers for CME joined from IPC, Ghaziabad and SCTIMST, Trivandrum. Dr V Kalaiselvan from IPC gave inaugural remarks while Dr Vishal R Tandon Professor, Department of Pharmacology moderated the CME and Panel Discussion. He while moderating the session said it is important that said programme outreaches in the public domain and clinicians & surgeon’s domain who are the real stake holders.
Dr Vivek Mahajan, organizing secretary, said that in recent times increased use of medical devices has been observed by various specialities and super specialities and for the safety of patients this programme should be part of every institution as Materiovigilance is the coordinated system of identification, collection, reporting, and analysis of any untoward occurrences associated with the use of medical devices.
The CME was attended by around 90 delegates from Government Medical Colleges across India including J&K UT.
Prof (Dr) Seema Gupta and Prof (Dr) Shabnam Choudhary, other faculty members as well demonstrators and post graduates (PGs) of the Department of Pharmacology, GMC Jammu proactively participated in the interactive brain storming session in the CME.