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PSM India's fight against FAKE MEDICINES

PSM INDIA’s founder, Mr. Bejon Misra addresses PSM's 5th annual conference

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CONFERENCE on 7th November 2014


Announcement and Invitation to Attend
Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India Initiative along with All India Women Conference (AIWC), India Pharma Forum (IPF) and Leading Global Consumer/Patient Organisations working in India
(Building International Cooperation to Promote Patient Safety)

Supported by Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt.of India

2nd International Conference on
“Patient Safety & Access to Quality Healthcare”
November 06-08, 2014: Radisson Blu Hotel, SIDCUL, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India – Pin Code: 249603

Background: After successfully conducting the 1st International Workshop on “Patient Safety and Drug Detection Technology” in New Delhi, India on 10th & 11th September 2012 and the keen desire to promote safety and quality of medicines in the supply chain by all the participants, Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India Initiative along with AIWC and IPF has decided to organise the 2nd International Conference on “Patient Safety & Access to Quality Healthcare” in Haridwar, India from 6-8 November 2014. The organizers have selected Haridwar because of only one reason; visit beautiful HARIDWAR (India) located on the banks of River Ganges in the State of Uttrakhand to exchange knowledge and technology on how to enable quality Healthcare products and services made available in India and Globally with the concept of “MAKE IN INDIA”, which is not only comparable to the best but made accessible in abundance in remote locations of India and abroad without any discrimination. Come and Join the Patient Safety Movement.

The last healthcare policy in India dates back to 2002. India now needs a comprehensive healthcare policy to address the complex healthcare challenges, keeping in view the developments in the healthcare sector and the changing demographics. India needs a holistic care system that is universally accessible, affordable and effective and drastically reduces the out of pocket spending (OPP) on healthcare without compromising on Patient Safety and Quality of medicines.

Government of India is committed to fulfill these objectives as mentioned in this Concept Paper in partnership with all the stakeholders engaged in the Healthcare Delivery System. Department of Consumer Affairs in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution along with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Pharmaceuticals in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Ministry of Commerce and other affiliate bodies like National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), India Pharmacopeia Commission (IPC) and Central Drug Standards and Control Organisation (CDSCO) responsible for the health and safety of the citizens have shown interest to support our cause and the 2nd International Conference on Patient Safety and Access to Quality Healthcare.

We the Consumers/Patients extend a warm invitation to you to join the 2nd International Conference in India to take our mission forward to ensure universal health coverage for the poor and vulnerable patients in India and globally suffering due to lack of access, safety and quality. India is fully committed to build a strong QUALITY driven initiative in the Pharma Sector globally with special focus on ACCESS to quality healthcare in developing economies and learning from experts from developed economies.

Scope of the Conference
The objectives are to:

•        Initiate discussion on the NEW HEALTH POLICY for India and the 'National Health Assurance Mission', with a clear mandate to provide universal healthcare that is not only accessible and affordable, but also effective, safe and of high quality for the patients/consumers;
•        Share information on the existing regulatory mechanisms and adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting system/Pharmacovigilance to ensure safety and quality of medicines in the healthcare delivery is paramount and never compromised in the interest of the poor and most vulnerable patients in India and abroad;
•        Prepare an implementation plan on patient awareness and education on safe and quality medicines made available globally with stress on accessibility to quality healthcare in India and other developing and least developed economies; and

•        Finalise an Action Plan on how to tackle the menace of Substandard, Spurious, Falsely-labelled, Falsified, Counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products found in the supply chain in India and globally.

Concept Note on the key discussion points at the CONFERENCE:






Mr.Bejon Misra, awardee of World No Tobacco Day award 2013 by WHO
"Fight against fake medicines :
A Partnership for safe Medicines initiative."


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