National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in collaboration with Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University conducted a one-day pharmacovigilance training session on 20th July, 2022 at Rawalpendi Medical University for Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacovigilance Officers and Hospital Pharmacists of the public sector hospitals of the Rawalpindi Division.
Dr Noor Muhammad Shah, Director Division of Pharmacy Services (Head of National Pharmacovigelance Centre), Mr. Abdul Mateen, Assistant Director Pharmacy Services (Focal Person National Pharmacovigilance Centre), Mst. Aqsa Hashmi, Assistant Director Pharmacy Services and Mst. Nazima Asghar, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacovigilance Officer, Holy Family Hospital gave detailed presentations in the subject matter.
Medical Superintendent and Drugs Controller of Holy Family Hospital and Professor/HOD of Pharmacology Department along with her team from Rawalpindi Medical University also joined the session. Participants from Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Benazir Buttto Hospital, Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Transplant and Tehsil Headquarters hospitals of Murree, Taxila, Gujar Khan, Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattian were trained by the above team of trainers from DRAP and Holy Family Hospital on different aspects of pharmacovigilance such as the establishment of pharmacovigilance centre, collection of data and subsequent reporting to the provincial pharmacovigilance centre of the Punjab. The training was concluded by the Head of the National Pharmacovigilance Center by highlighting the imminent points of the presentations with the hope that the session will bring significant improvement for establishment of Pharmacovigilance Centers and reporting of ADRs accordingly.