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PSM INDIA OBSERVES PATIENT SOLIDARITY DAY

MUMBAI, 9th December,2014 :

PSM India and Consumer Online Foundation along with various stakeholders in the Healthcare sector gathered in Mumbai to celebrate Patient Solidarity Day on 9th December 2014 over a roundtable discussion to deliberate on UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE and patients' right to access quality healthcare.


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NEW DELHI, 6th December 2014:

Leading Consumer Organisations and Patients Groups celebrated the Patient Solidarity Day today at Mayur Vihar Housing Complex with Senior Citizens today to demonstrate their solidarity to demand access to safe and quality Healthcare for all and Universal Health Coverage for the Senior Citizens similar to the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana started in April 2008 by Government of India. Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India, Healthy You Foundation, Consumer Online Foundation and International Alliance of Patients’ Organisation (IAPO) have come together to celebrate this day to highlight the importance of patient-centric healthcare and urgent need to take care of the elderly population growing significantly and is forecasted to hit almost 300 million in around two decades.

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“IT TAKES JUST ONE UNSAFE MEDICINE TO THREATEN PATIENT SAFETY”, PSM India Founder-director , Mr.BEJON MISRA addresses media on the Sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh.

PSM INDIA SPEAKS On Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy : 

Mr.Bejon Misra, founder of Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India, said it only took "one unsafe medicine to threaten patient safety" -- and with it, the industry's reputation.

"These things happen because of an ill-designed procurement procedure with no checks on the quality of drugs bought -- people buy the drugs because of the lowest price," Misra told AFP.

Mr.Bejon Misra said regulatory improvements were happening in states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat, where information about whether drug companies' products made the grade is available online.

"There needs to be ruthless regulatory oversight," Mr.Misra added

“The government tends to buy from intermediaries because of cuts and commissions, and that is where the fault is,” said Bejon Misra.

“It’s not that the states don’t have the budget. They have enough money to buy quality products – it is just their intent to prop up intermediaries for their own benefit.”

The effect of bad drugs is compounded, Misra said, when state health officials conduct mass clinics for procedures such as sterilizations, which often bring in hundreds of patients in quick succession. (LA Times)

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PSM INDIA’s 2nd International Conference on “Patient Safety & Access to Quality Healthcare” inaugurated on a promising note

Honourable dignitaries at the opening inaugural session of the conference.

From left to right…Mr. Anil Khaitan, Chairman, India Pharma Forum (IPF); Smt. Lakshmi Kanta Chawla, Hon’ble Former Health Minister of Punjab ; Dr. Linda M. Distlerath, International Alliance Development PSM, Washington DC, USA ; Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, IAS (Retd.) Chairman, PSM India Initiative & Former Secretary to the Government of India ; Mr. Keshav Desiraju, IAS, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs ;Dr. V. K. Subburaj, IAS, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers; Mr. Bejon Misra, Founder Director , PSM India Initiative;
Mrs. Asha Gambhir, Hony. Secretary General, All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) and Ms. Bina Jain, Former President AIWC & Board Member PSM India Initiative

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Mr.Bejon Misra, awardee of World No Tobacco Day award 2013 by WHO
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