Pharmacovigilance Committee

It is mandatory for every medical college in India to have a Pharmacovigilance committee, as per regulations of Medical Council of India, 2010. Therefore, the Pharmacovigilance committee of Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital is appointed.
Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug related problems. Pharmacovigilance cell functions under the Department of Pharmacology, Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal.
The broad goal of the committee will be to generate awareness about the need of identifying and reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR), amongst all sections of health care providers (doctors, consultants, nurses, pharmacists, post graduates and undergraduate students, service providers etc.) of the Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital.
To generate awareness about ADRs among health care providers and students.
  • To pick up ADRs occurring in the patients admitted to JIMSH and report the same to appropriate authorities.

  • To carry out causality analysis of ADRs.

  • To undertake scientific and research activities pertaining to ADRs.

  • To make efforts to minimize the chances of ADR and thereby make drug therapy safer and rational.

  • To take up activities to strengthen the ongoing National Pharmacovigilance programme.