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Union Minister Mandaviya To Chair Two-Day "Chintan Shivir" At Hyderabad With Focus On Drug Quality Regulation And Enforcement

Eminent speakers along with Domain experts from Government, Industry fora, Startups, and Academia will also participate in this event

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Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will be chairing a two-day "Chintan Shivir" in Telangana's Hyderabad with a focus on Drug Quality Regulation and Enforcement. Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is organizing the Chintan Shivir on "Drugs: Quality regulation and Enforcement" on the 26th and 27 February. The venue for this event will be Shanti Vanam, Hyderabad.

Eminent speakers along with Domain experts from Government, Industry fora, Startups, and Academia will also participate in this event.

Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, and Chemicals & Fertilisers will chair the Chintan Shivir, an official statement said on Saturday.

Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Dr Bhagwant Khuba, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers along with Dr V K Paul, Member (Health) NITI Aayog will also grace the meet, the statement said.

Senior officials including Union Secretary (Health), Secretary (AYUSH), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals), DGHS along with representatives from National Health Authority, NPPA, CDSCO, NIB, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, NIPERs, State functionaries and officials including ACS/Principal Secretary will be present at the two-days brainstorming conclave.

The objective of the two-day Chintan Shivir is to review processes and implementation of policies and programmes related to drug quality and enforcement in the country.

The meeting will also recommend ways and means for facilitating ease of doing business by reviewing predictability, transparency and compliance with Indian drug standards, and regulatory capacities across states and centres.

Participants will also discuss global best practices, the introduction of newer interventions like digital tools, and clinical trial standards and in turn, give an impetus towards creating a multi-stakeholder approach for benefit of common citizens, the official statement said.
As part of the Chintan Shivir, five sessions on the following aspects have been planned:
1. Building trust and confidence in the quality of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices in domestic and export markets
2. Effective enforcement at the field level
3. Indian pharmacopoeia and adherence to its standards
4. A unified IT intervention for all regulatory activities
5. Capacity building of state and national regulators

The conference will have panel discussions with eminent speakers and experts from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog, industry fora, startups, academia, etc., along with interactive sessions with the stakeholders.

The sessions aim at creating brainstorming interaction with stakeholders, with a view to evolving a participative approach for time-bound implementation of policies and programmes, the official statement added. (ANI)

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