FDA, Goa in association with state-of-the-art Price Monitoring and Resource unit, an arm of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt of India,conducted a one-day awareness programme on the availability, accessibility and affordability of essential medicines, at Panaji on Tuesday.
The program was inaugurated by the Secretary Health, Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS, in the presence of Director FDA Jyoti Sardesai, Dy Director NPPA Saurabh Bansal and Dr Priti Tagade, Project coordinator, MP PMRU, Dr Khullar President GPMA, Dr GK Rao, Principal Goa College of Pharmacy, and Prasad Tamba, CDAG Secretary.
Programme was well attended by stakeholders from the pharma industry and officials.
Saurabh Bansal Dy Director NPPA spoke on the overview of Drugs Price Control order and functioning of NPPA. Dr Priti Tagade, spoke on the topic of 3As of essential medicines. The officials of FDA who had done excellent humanitarian and selfless professional services during the COVID 19 were felicitated at the hands of Chief Guest.