Last Updated on August 4, 2021 by The Health Master
Webinar held on Drafting of Complaints for Drug regulators of India
National level webinar and quiz conducted among drugs control officers across India
DCO INDIA – DRUGS CONTROL FORUM, having its head quarters at Hyderabad, is a social platform which was initially formed as a sequel to the death of two dynamic Drugs Control Officers namely Late Smt. Neha Shoree, Zonal Licensing Authority, (Kharar) Mohali, FDA Punjab and Late Smt. Pallavi Koteshwar Rao, Deputy Drugs Controller, Govt. Of Telangana. Smt. Neha Shoree was shot dead by some culprit about three years back while she was on duty in her office whereas Smt. Pallavi Koteshwar Rao, Deputy Drugs Controller, Govt. Of Telangana lost her life in a tragic road accident while she was on duty two years back.
As on date the forum has about 1000 members, consisting of Drugs Control Officers, working as well as retired, from all the states and union territories across India and also from Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO), New Delhi.
The forum under the mentorship of Shri Lalit Kr. Goel, FDA Haryana, Shri Rakesh Dahiya, FDA Haryana and Shri G. Koteshwar Rao from Hyderabad, Telangana during the recent past has conducted several Webinars and Online Quiz Programmes in coordination with PALLAVI BANOTH MEMORIAL TRUST, HYDERABAD for the benefit of Drugs Control Officers across India and disbursed cash awards to the winners of the Quiz.
Today the forum conducted another online Quiz for its members on Drugs & Cosmetics Act, Medical Devices Rules etc. A total of nearly 300 officers participated in the quiz and the following three officers were declared as top scorers. They were awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000 each together with an appreciation letter and an e-Certificate.
- Mr. Rakesh,Drugs Inspector, Chamba Dist., Himachal Pradesh
- Mr. Chirag , Drugs Inspector, Kullu Dist., Himachal Pradesh
- Mr. Raghuram Deekonda, New Delhi
The Quiz programme was followed by a Webinar which was also conducted for the members of the Forum on the following topic:
Complaint Drafting Under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940
The Main Speaker of the day was Mr. Rajender Kumar Harna, (M.Pharm, LLB) Former Asstt State Drugs Controller, FDA Haryana. His presentation on the subject was highly appreciated by all the participants. Mr. Harna replied to all the queries raised by some of the participants of this webinar and also clarified to their doubts.
Dr. Atul Kumar Nasa, Licensing Authority, Drugs Control Department, New Delhi and President, Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (IPGA) was the Chief Guest of the day. Dr. C.S. Satheesh Kumar, Former Drugs Controller of Kerala had acted as moderator of the session.
The webinar was also attended by Mr. MP Gupta, former State Drugs Controller, FDA Haryana, Mr. K C Aggarwal, former Dy Drugs Controller, Delhi, Mr. KR Chawla, former Dy Drugs Controller, Delhi, Mr. Amit Bansal, Senior FDA Officer, Uttara Pradesh, Mr. R K Chugh, former Asstt. State Drugs Controller, Haryana, Mr. Manmohan Taneja, Asstt. State Drugs Controller, FDA Haryana and Mr. Amit Duggal In-Charge FDA Chandigarh.
The event commenced with the welcome address by Mr. G. Koteshwar Rao, introduction of speaker address by Shri Rakesh Dahiya and ended with vote of thanks which was delivered by Dr. M.C. Nishith, Drugs Inspector, Kerala.