01-NOV-2014: The Pro Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Brig S Ahmad Ali (Retd) urged the doctors and Medical practitioners to avoid overdoses of drugs and asked the patients to prevent the use of non-prescribed medicines. He was addressing a National Continuing Medical Education (CME) on ‚??Pharmacotherapy update in common medical disorders- A Rational Approach‚??, organized by Department of Pharmacology, JN Medical College, AMU.
The PVC said that the poly pharmacy is common these days, which imposes a duty on the medical practitioner to prescribe minimum number of drugs after gaining knowledge about the socio economic condition of the patient. He suggested the use of a rational approach for the prescription of medicine and the use of ‚??Right patient, Right drug, Right dose and Right time‚?? for the practitioners. He also said that it is important to educate the medical fraternity, especially the budding doctors, about the after effects of medicine. The PVC also released a souvenir edited by Dr Waseem Rizvi.
Professor Rajendra Prasad, Director, VP Chest Institute said that only sixty percent of pulmonary physicians are aware of the concept of RNTCP and prescribing the right drugs. He said that, on an average, around three lakh patients of TB in India die because of the wrong medication, per year. Professor Prasad said that the Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) Tuberculosis is becoming an area of growing concern and is posing threats for global efforts of Tuberculosis control. He said that such CMEs are the need of the hour and young doctors must be involved in such lectures.
Professor M Amanullah Khan, Dean, Faculty of Medicine said that the stress should be laid on academic content of CME rather formal arrangements. He urged all the chairmen to organize at least one CME at their respective Departments and involve the students in maximum number.
Professor Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS, JN Medical College mentioned that the rational use of drugs reduces the role of pharmacovigilance. He said that the college is going to organize a National Conference on pharmacovigilance the next month under the aegis of Society of Pharmacovigilance of India.
Professor Farida Ahmad, organizing Secretary of the CME and the Chairman, Department of Pharmacology said that the irrational use of medicines is a major problem worldwide and according to a WHO report, more than fifty percent of all medicines prescribed, dispensed or sold, are inappropriate. She said that health service providers in all countries need to be proactive in putting the relevant recommendations into practice, thereby improving the quality of lives and life expectancies of the patients.
Joint Secretary Dr Jameel Ahmad proposed the vote of thanks, while the program was conducted by Dr Fayezah Ahsan Khan and Dr Sangeeta P Bhatt.
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Dr. Farida Ahmad addressing the National CME at JNMC