Dow Pharmacovigilance (PhV) Centre Presentation & Certificate Distribution Ceremony

education-in-pakistanKARACHI – Dow Pharmacovigilance (PhV) Centre Presentation & Certification of Health care professional was held at Dow International Medical College, DUHS Ojha  campus on 28th February 2014.

Dow PhV Centre (DPhVC) was established on July 2013 by the joint efforts of DUHS & Dimension Research. In the past 6 months, a new milestone is achieved as it is for the very first time in the history of Pakistan, an Institute Hospital i.e DUHS PhV Centre  presented  Adverse drug Reaction reports(by using electronic data base “PhVnet”) to the Pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The program started with the Holy Verses of Quran. A welcome Address & Dow PhV centre establishment history and performance , progress and achievements was presented by Prof. Dr. Sumbul Shamim, Head DPhVC & Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Introductory lecture was presented by the CEO Dimension Research Mr.Khurram Zaki Khan.

Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr. Masood Hameed Khan addressed to the forum & also congratulated the PhV team for achieving the new milestone.

Chief Guest Mr. Zahid  Saeed (Managing Director Indus Pharma), Dr.Ismat Ara Khursheed Provincial Director, Provincial T.B Program Sindh, Dr.Aman ullah Ansari Provincial Technical Officer, T.B Program Sindh also shared his views & appreciated the effort of DUHS for taking the initiative in Pharmacovigilance.

Guest of Honor Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, recognized the effort of Dow University of Health Sciences for establishing the first Pharmacovigilance Centre of Pakistan and other special guests Dr.Raeef uddin  Ahmed ( Medical Director Abbot Labs. Pak Ltd), Mr.Sultan Ghani , Pharmaceutical Consultant, Getz Pharma (Pvt ) Ltd, Mr.Ahson Awan, Senior Vice Chairman, PPMA shared their views & appreciated.

Certificates were distributed to all the successful HCPs who competed their training for Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting. Special appreciation shield was awarded to the Best Performing Department of Ojha Instituteof Chest Diseases of Dow University of Health Sciences, upon reporting the maximum no. of ADRs. Special Gifts were presented from Dimension research to the position holders & to those who supported the PhV system in DUHS Ojha campus.Appreciation shields were awarded to Dimension Research PhV team including Mr. Khurram Zaki (CEO, Dimension Research), Dr.Taha Inam (Manager Pharmacovigilance), Dr.Ruqaiya S.Qureshi ( Pharmacovigilance Officer), Dr.Isra Khan (Pharmacovigilance Officer).

The event was attended & appreciated by various Multinational companies (MNC) as well as National pharmaceutical companies, other hospitals & Health care professionals.

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