CDSCO’s Training Program for State Drug Regulators in Ranchi: Details


Last Updated on September 20, 2023 by The Health Master

State Drug Regulators

The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is set to embark on a groundbreaking initiative aimed at Training state drug regulators and bolstering the capabilities of drug regulators from the eastern states of India.

From September 21st to 23rd, a three-day Regional Training Program (RTP) will be conducted in Ranchi, with a special emphasis on ‘Capacity Building of Eastern State Drug Regulators‘.

The CDSCO will generously cover all associated expenses, marking a significant milestone as this is the first instance of such training being held outside the national capital.

Fostering Expertise:

1. Participants and Focus Areas:

This pivotal training program is slated to host 91 regulatory officers, comprising 11 assistant drug controllers and 80 dedicated drug inspectors.

These professionals hail from the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha.

The event will be held at the esteemed Administrative Training Institute in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

2. Key Training Objectives:

  • Implementation of the new Medical Devices Rules (MDR) 2017 will be a core focus of the training. The CDSCO will equip drug inspectors and assistant drug controllers with the necessary knowledge and skills.
  • Trained officers will then disseminate this critical information within their respective states, amplifying the impact of the training program.
  • Upon successful completion, each state’s drug control department will formally designate drug inspectors as proficient Medical Device Inspectors (MDI).

Distinguished Line-Up:

Inaugural Sessions:

The program’s inaugural day will commence with a warm welcome address by Dr. S. Eswara Reddy, the Joint Drug Controller of CDSCO and the program’s national coordinator.

The formal inauguration will be led by Ritu Sahay, Director of the Drug Control Administration in Jharkhand.

Dr. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), will grace the occasion as the esteemed Guest of Honor.

The event will be further honored by the presence of L. Khiangte, Director General of the Administrative Training Institute in Ranchi.

Day-One Agenda:

Sessions for Excellence:

  1. Narendra Ahooja, former drug controller, FDA Haryana, will spearhead the first session on ‘Sampling Procedures’ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  2. Hrushikesh Mahapatra, Ex-DC of Odisha, will delve into ‘Investigation Techniques and Launching of Prosecutions’ in the subsequent session.
  3. The afternoon will witness a supplementary session on this critical topic, deftly handled by Rajendra Harna, recently retired ADC, FDA Haryana.

Day-Two Highlights:

Holistic Well-being:

The second day will commence with a rejuvenating Yoga and Meditation session from 6:30 to 7:30, led by the accomplished Yoga expert and JDC of Jharkhand, Sumant Kumar Tiwari.

Knowledge Enrichment:

  • Dr. Eswara Reddy Joint Drug Controller of CDSCO will enlighten participants on ‘Medical Device Regulations’ at 9:30 a.m.
  • A distinguished senior officer from CDSCO will conduct a comprehensive lecture on ‘Drug Pricing Control Orders’.

Afternoon Insights:

  • An informative demonstration on the ‘online national drug licensing system‘ will be conducted by a representative from CDAC.
  • From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., VR Ravi, assistant commissioner, FDA in Maharashtra, will share invaluable insights on ‘Regulations on Blood Centers.

Final Day’s Program:

Harmonizing Mind and Body:

The third day will kick off with an invigorating Yoga class led by Sumant Kumar Tiwari at 6:30 a.m.

Expert Sessions:

  • At 9 am, a senior officer from Dr. Reddy’s Lab in Hyderabad will impart expertise on ‘Good Manufacturing Practices—Oral Preparations.’
  • At 11:30 am, a representative from Cipla Lab will delve into ‘GMP for Injectables.’

Closing Remarks:

The afternoon session will be orchestrated by Ranga Chandrasekhar, deputy drug controller of the CDSCO.

He will expound upon the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).

The program will culminate with a valedictory session at 6 p.m., where the joint secretary of the health department under the Government of India, Aradhana Patnaik, will preside as the chief guest.

In this unique initiative, the CDSCO is not only providing comprehensive training but also fostering a community of empowered and knowledgeable drug regulators, poised to make a profound impact on healthcare standards in their respective states.

With a focus on cutting-edge regulations and best practices, this training program is set to be a milestone in the journey towards a safer and more effective pharmaceutical landscape in Eastern India.

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