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Pharmacovigilance Network in Nepal

by Public Health Update

Government of Nepal nominated Department of Drug Administration (DDA) in October 2004 as the focal point (National Pharmacovigilance centre) to liaison with WHO collaborating centre for International Drug Monitoring, Sweden and started collecting adverse drug reactions. Nepal became a WHO programme member in July 2006.

At present, there are 15 regional pharmacovigilance centers in Nepal

  1. Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj
  2. Civil Service Hospital, Minbhawan
  3. Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara
  4. KIST Medical College, Imadol
  5. Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Jorpati
  6. Patan Hospital, Lalitpur
  7. B.P Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan
  8. Dhulikhel Hospital, Banepa
  9. Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni
  10. Norvic International Hospital, Thapathali
  11. Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi
  12. College of Medical Sciences – Teaching Hospital
  13. Nepal Mediciti, Kathmandu.
  14. Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan.
  15. National Tuberculosis Control Center, Bhaktapur.

These regional pharmacovigilance centers operate under DDA (DDA being the National centre for ADR monitoring). The regional centers reports ADRs to the National center (DDA) via ‘Vigiflow’ (an online program) which are then forwarded to the Uppsala Monitoring Center (UMC) by the National Centre. The National database contains about 972 ADR reports so far.

Source of Info: DDA Website

Pharmacovigilance Network in Nepal Reporting mechanism
Pharmacovigilance Network in Nepal (Reporting mechanism)


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