The Pharmacovigilance cell was established in the year 2010 under the guidance of Dr.S.Manickavasagam, Professor and HOD, an academician with more than 3 decades of experience in the field of Pharmacology. Since then, the cell has been actively functioning, with the coordination from various clinical departments. The adverse drug reactions reported are collected, assessed for causality and is reported to the Regional Pharmacovigilance Center (JIPMER, Puducherry). Upto 50 Adverse drug reactions have been reported so far. The reporting fraternity are sensitized by frequent orientation programmes, which are conducted to promote spontaneous reporting, and to create awareness about the importance of reporting Adverse Drug Reactions.
Aim and Objectives
- To detect and document drug reaction among outpatient and hospitalized patients.
- To identify quickly so as to avoid important or serious reaction.
- To find out the pattern of drug reaction for commonly prescribing drugs.
- To analyse the data for teaching & training purpose.
- To undertake research works related to Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR).
- To sensitize the Practitioners and other health care personnel including nurses
- To inform concerned authorities.
- To share the information locally and globally.
Drug Information Centre (Dic)
The Drug Information Centre (DIC) was established in 2016 with the primary objective of addressing and clarifying the queries raised both by the patients and by the prescribing physicians about the various modalities involved in drug administration. The center functions on all working days and is under the in charge of a medical officer. The information collected is maintained in a register, and is reviewed by the department on weekly and monthly basis. The data collected from DIC is used for academic purpose. A total of 50 queries have been registered to the DIC so far.