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April 14, 2007
Sirsa (SIRSA NEWS)
Haryana’s First Drug Information Center was inaugurate recently by Dr P.R. Kaysath C.M.O. Sirsa, at Lord Shiva College of Pharmacy,
Mr. Desh Kamal Bishnoi Principal Lord Shiva College of Pharmacy and Mr. Dhingra told Sirsa News that The state of the art Drug Information Center has been set up in assistance with WHO-KSPC.
Mr. Sameer Dhingra said that the centre is registered with IRDIS, an International Register of Drug Information Services. The aim of DIC is to help all health care professionals & general public in getting in-depth and focused drug information and it would also help in monitoring and reporting adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The objective of DIC is to promote the concept of rational drug use to enhance better patient outcome.
With rapid advancement in medical and biological science, huge information about drugs & diseases has emerged out. Access & authenticity of this vast information being limited, rational use of drugs has been more complex. The conventional method of obtaining drug Information is through the medical representatives & product literature provided by the manufacturers, which may be incomplete or biased.
Our Centre is first Drug Information Centre in Haryana State and probably the first one in North Zone of our country. DIC would also serve to the poor people, to bring down the burden of health problem on our society through continuous education. Our DIC would also be assisting doctors & hospital pharmacists in updating on new drugs emerging at international level, in different therapeutic areas.
DIC furnishes free queries on:
Drug or its Product Information/Identification
Adverse Drug Reactions/Drug Interactions
Efficacy/Treatment/Choice of drug
Mr. Dhingra informed that Information furnished by DIC has been fully authentic and retrieved mostly from internationally reputed database (Micromedex's USA) and it is delivered through any desired mode of communication. Drugs related queries are sent to us by email, phone or post or in person and we will respond to it immediately. Drug
Information Centre has started a series of lectures to promote the concept of rational drug use among health care professionals.
Dr. OP Bansal, Dr GK Aggarwal, Dr. PL Verma, Dr. RK Mehta, Dr Manisha Mehta, Mr. Som Parkash Bishnoi general secretary Lord Shiva Trust, Dr Vinod Mehipal, Dr Anjani Aggarwal, Dr MM Talwar etc were present on the occasion.