Adverse drug reaction monitoring center
Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem. It is essential to continue monitoring of drugs and their adverse reactions after drug approvals. Hence Government of India started “Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI)” for assuring drug safety in June 2010. The center has actively contributed to the national database of ADRs with the help of a technical associate.
All the healthcare professionals are requested to report the adverse drug reactions by filling out the forms and dropping in the red boxes placed throughout the hospital. Reporting can also be made by filling ADR forms (below link provided) and sending back to our email-id adrjipmer[at]gmail[dot]com
Clinical Pharmacology Referral Services
The department runs the Drug Information Services and provides valuable information to many specialties as a part of the hospital referral system. The queries from other specialties for expert opinion on issues like selection of drugs, dose and duration of therapy, optimization of antimicrobials, anticoagulants etc are answered within a day with appropriate references.
Ambulatory BP Monitoring services; Pulmonary Function Tests and Exercise Capacity - These services are provided for both research and patient care based on the requirements.