In a significant stride towards enhancing the capabilities of drug regulators in Eastern India, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), in collaboration with the State Drugs Control Directorate, Government of Jharkhand, organized a comprehensive three-day training program.
This insightful event convened drug regulators from five states:
The venue for this knowledge-sharing endeavor was the esteemed Sri Krishna Institute of Public Administration, located in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Inauguration and Distinguished Guests
L. Khiangte, IAS, Director General of the Sri Krishna Institute of Public Administration, Ranchi, Jharkhand, served as the Chief Guest and attended the opening ceremony.
Alongside him were eminent personalities in the field of drug regulation, including:
- Dr. S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Government of India
- Ritu Sahay, Director (Drugs), Government of Jharkhand
- Arup Chatterjee, Deputy Drugs Controller, Government of India
- Dr. Sujit Kumar, Joint Director (Drugs), Government of Jharkhand
- Sumant Kumar Tiwari, Joint Director (Drugs), Government of Jharkhand
- Kumar Rajneesh Singh, Deputy Director (Drugs), Government of Jharkhand
These distinguished guests generously shared their invaluable insights and knowledge with the eager participants, setting the tone for an enriching program.
Objectives of the Program
The core objective of this comprehensive training program was to furnish drug regulators with the latest advancements and nuances in the regulatory landscape.
This was accomplished through a number of informative presentations given by experts in the field.
Noteworthy among these were:
- Narendra Ahooja, Ex-Drug Controller, Haryana
- Hrushikesh Mahapatra, Ex-Drug Controller, Odisha
- Rajendra Harna, ex-Deputy Drugs Controller, Haryana
Their wealth of experience and expertise left an indelible mark on the participants, offering them invaluable insights into the realm of drug regulation.
Event Schedule and Duration
This enlightening event unfolded at the Sri Krishna Institute of Public Administration, Ranchi, Jharkhand, spanning from September 21, 2023, to September 23, 2023.
During this period, experts from diverse regions of the country took the stage to share their updated knowledge with the attending drug regulators.
Valedictory Ceremony: Honoring Excellence
The culmination of the program promises to be a momentous occasion.
The following will preside over the valedictory ceremony:
- Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of the Health, Medical Education, and Family Welfare Department, Government of Jharkhand,
- Aradhana Patnaik, joint secretary for health and family welfare in the Indian government
They will felicitate the participants with certificates and extend their best wishes, acknowledging the dedication and commitment of these drug regulators to upholding the standards of drug control.
This training program stands as a testament to their commitment to continuous learning and growth in the pursuit of safer pharmaceutical practices.
As the event progresses, it is poised to leave an enduring impact on the participating drug regulators, equipping them with the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape.
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