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Ministry of AYUSH Central Sector scheme for promoting Pharmacovigilance of ASUH drugs

 

 

Ministry of AYUSH: Central Sector Scheme for promoting Pharmacovigilance of ASUH drugs launched: Details, Aim, Highlights

Ministry of AYUSH has introduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs. 

The main aim of the Central Sector scheme is to envisage the culture of documenting adverse effects and undertake safety monitoring of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs. 

The Central Sector scheme intends to facilitate the establishment of a three-tier network of National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPvCC), Intermediary Pharmacovigilance Centres (IPvCCs) and Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centres (PPvCC). 

All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, has been designated as National Pharmacovigilance Centre for coordinating various activities of the initiative. 

In the initial phase of implementation, five National Institutes of AYUSH are designated as the Intermediary Pharmacovigilance Centres and 42 institutions of AYUSH having clinical facilities as Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centres. 

The Central Sector scheme is intended to have more such centers across India and achieve the target of 100 peripheral pharmacovigilance centers by the year 2020. 


 

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