'Drugs at affordable rates only in India'

'Drugs at affordable rates only in India'

State accounts for Rs 5,500 cr worth production; growing at 8 per cent at natl level

'Drugs at affordable rates only in India'

Achievers The gold medal winners of JSS College of Pharmacy at the 37th annual college day celebrations in Mysore on Thursday. DH photo

He was speaking at the 37th annual college day celebrations of JSS College of Pharmacy, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagar in the city on Thursday.

Bhandary was happy to note that of the total production, drugs worth Rs 2,500 crore are exported to different nations. The State is also a home for most of the popular brands in both national and international level, thanks to the major players in the realm. When compared to international level,  drugs in India are being sold in affordable rates, he added.

Delving on those drugs that are not subjected to study by Pharmaco Vigilance Committee, Bhandary wanted the government to incorporate strict regulations to monitor those drugs, that are being withdrawn in the later stages. He attributed three to five per cent of patients admitted for drug related complaints, to such advance reaction drugs. He gave a call to the students to also evince interest in post marketing study.

Giving an insight of national pharmaceutical industry, Bhandary said, it is worth Rs one lakh crore growing at the rate of about eight per cent annually. It is in the eighth place in overall volume, 13th in value and 17th in export value, exporting goods to 185 countries.
Managing director, TUG Rheinland (India) Pvt., Ltd., Bengaluru, Enrico Ruhle advised the students to have a mission, besides setting a goal, acquire knowledge and work honestly for success in life. Claiming that the institute he represents is the largest in private education sector, Ruhle said ‘we teach fishing, rather than giving a fish’.

Poster award

Vice-chancellor, JSS University (Deemed) Dr B Suresh said that the university has been awarded with best poster award in the recent meet of International Pharmaceutical Federation held in Lisbane. He wanted the students to replicate the feat in a bigger way by honing their skills ahead of the next meet scheduled to be held at Hyderabad in 2011. The JSS Pharmacy College has been awarded with ISO certification, after Ooty and JSS Hospital in Mysore. Suresh said, JSS Dental College may also get the similar certification in near future. Plans are also on the anvil to introduce video and audio conferencing facilities, he added.

C G Dhananjaya, BOS, M Pharm in industrial pharmacy was awarded with Dr Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s Gold Medal and Attiguppe Rajgopal Shetty Memorial Award medal for scoring highest marks, Atiqulla Shariff, Dr Sri Shivarathri Mahaswamiji’s Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in BOS, M Pharm, Pharmacy Practice, Ummehani, Dr Sri Shivarathri Mahaswamiji’s Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in industrial pharmacy and Mina Basririan, Dr Sri Shivarathri Mahaswamiji’s Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in BOS B Pharm.

New PG laboratories were inaugurated and ISO Certificate was awarded to the college on the occasion.

Chancellor, JSS University (Deemed) and Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, pro-chancellor, B N Betkerur, registrar, Mruthyunjaya P Kulenur, director, Finance and Administration, TUG Rheinland (India) Pvt., Ltd., Bengaluru, M Bhaskar, Principal, Dr B H Shivakumar were present.