Active surveillance of ADR in Teaching Hospital Karapitiya

Together with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, WHO promotes surveillance of ADRs at the country level. At the end of 2010, 134 countries were part of the WHO pharmacovigilance programme. The aims are to enhance patient care and patient safety in relation to the use of medicines; and to support public health programmes by providing reliable, balanced information for the effective assessment of the risk-benefit profile of medicines.
Sri Lanka is now a full time member of the WHO collaboration center for ADR monitoring and reporting and the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine; University of Colombo is the National collaboration center. Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna serves as the ADR collecting regional center of Southern Province. Active surveillance is carrying out in all medical, pediatric, surgical, dermatology and oncology units of Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya at the moment. We are willing to respond to any queries forwarded through the email address of the Department of Pharmacology. ADR forms can be downloaded from the website and following URL, further ADR copies can be forwarded to the following address.

Address:            Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of  Ruhuna, Post Box 70, Galle.

Telephone no:    +94 91 2246877




Summary of ADR reports are presented at the monthly department meetings by demonstrators.

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