Pharmacovigilance Commitee


The broad goal of the committee will be to generate awareness about the need of identifying and reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR), amongst all sections of health care providers (doctors, consultants, nurses, pharmacists, post graduates and undergraduate students, service providers etc) of M.J.K. hospital & Government Medical College, Bettiah.and to pick up and identify ADR occurring in patients admitted to M.J.K. hospital and report the same to the appropriate authorities.


1. To generate awareness about ADRs among health care providers and students of  GMC,Bettiah by different activities.

2. To pick up ADRs occurring in the patients admitted to MJKHospital and report the same to appropriate authorities. i.e. National Pharmacovigilance Center.

3. To carry out causality analysis of ADRs

4. To undertake scientific and research activities pertaining to ADRs

5. To make efforts to minimize the chances of ADR and thereby make drug therapy safer and rational.

6. To take up activities to strengthen the ongoing National Pharmacovigilance

Composition of the committee:

  • Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Prasad  – Principal,
  • Dr.  D.K.Singh – Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Convenor
  • Dr.Arun Kumar Singh – Superintendent, MJK Hospital,Bettiah.Member
  • Dr.  A.P. Singh – Assoc. Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Member
  • Dr.Govind Acharya –  Asst.Professor and Head, Department of Skin & VD, Member
  • Dr.J.P Narain– Asst. Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Member
  • Dr.K.K Varma– Assoc. Professor and Head, Department of programme.

Anesthesiology, Member

  • Dr.  Subhash C. Jha – Asst. Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Member
  • Dr.Sanjay Kumar– Asst. Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Member
  • Dr.Awdhesh Kr. Jha–  Assoc.Professor of Pharmacology, Member
  • Dr.  Uma Shankar Prasad – Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, Member secretary

Tenure of the committee:

 21 April, 2014 to May 20 , 2017 (three years)

The committee shall be reconstituted every three years.

Scope of the committee:

The committee shall meet once in 3 months. The committee shall be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring of various activities of the Pharmacovigilance committee. They will also work as mentors and facilitators.



1.    Chairman:

The chairman will chair and conduct all meetings and will function as administrative head of the committee.

2.    Convener:

The convener shall be responsible for arranging meetings and conducting activities with help of member secretary. He will also chair the meetings in absence of the chairman.

3.    Member Secretary:

The member secretary will play the pivotal role and shall undertake following activities to help the task of the convener:

  • Prepare agenda of the meetings and send in advance to members
  • Arrange for the meetings, write minutes, circulate and document the same.
  • Organize the awareness generation programmes.
  • Coordinate the ADR collection and reporting to the appropriate authorities
  • Carry out causality assessment.
  • Coordinate the research activities.
  • Raise a library for the committee.
  • Carry out any other task assigned by the committee.


4.    Members:

Members will primarily work as subject experts and will also do the mentoring of young faculty / resident doctors / students in the area of ADR. They will give suggestions for better and effective functioning of the committee and shall work as facilitators.





 Dr.Awdhesh Prasad Singh

 Assoc.Professor of Surgery



 Dr. Kamla Kant Varma

 Assoc.Professor of Anaesthesia








Dr. D.K.Singh

Professor of Anatomy



Dr. A.P.Singh

Assoc. prof. Surgery



Dr. K.K. Verma

Assopc. Prof. Anaesthesia



Dr. B. Priyadarshi

Assit, Prof., Orthopaetiatrics



Dr. J.P.Narain

Asst.Professor of Paediatrics



Dr. Shilpi Ranjan

Asst.Professor of PSM                7782834680



The functions of MEUs vary from institution to institution; their scope of activities can include undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional education. These activities could extend not only to medical professionals but also to other health-care professions such as dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology and nursing. In general, the functions of MEUs span the areas of research, teaching, service, workshops, evaluation, consultancies, and the career development of staff.


Faculty members should avail of modern educational technology while teaching the students and to attain  objective for faculty development and provide learning resource material for teachers. With this directive from MCI, Medical Education Units (MEU) have been created in  Government Medical College, Bettiah.

1.       An essential objective of MEUs across institutions is to conduct research and provide scientifically sound information that advances and promotes medical education.

2.      The extent and priority of research in different MEUs depends on many identified factors such as access to research expertise, the medical education innovation, the quality of faculty and the complementary areas of expertise they possess, critical mass of educational scholars, status of the medical education unit, mentorship, faculty development for advanced training in educational sfield.

3.      MEUs play an important part in creating a culture of research by innovating, developing new approaches to medical education and publishing their findings.

4.      Communication concerning research such as running journal clubs, circulating medical education newsletters, and conducting medical education rounds  are also ways used by the units for promoting this culture.

5.      An important role of MEUs is to provide an academic home for and nurture the careers of faculty members wanting to focus on educational scholarship and develop as future medical educationists. By ensuring that these faculty members are given the necessary exposure to the field, and are allowed to develop their studies and publish research in medical education, MEUs help them to gain academic rewards and recognition for their expertise.


6.      MEUs play important role in several contemporary needs. By providing specialised resources for teaching, service and a focus on educational research, they are essential to the continued development of medical education as a discipline.

College Council Committee:


It is Verified that Academic Council of GMC Bettiah has been constituted. The Following are Members:-


Prof.Dr.Rajeev Ranjan Prasad











HOD, Anatomy




Prof.Dr.Awadhesh kr. Jha

HOD, Pharmacology





HOD, Microbiology




Dr.Smt.Nutan Das

HOD, Biochemistry




Dr.Subhash Chandra Jha

HOD, Pathology




Dr.Smt.Shilpi Ranjan





Dr.Arun Kumar Singh





Dr.Awadhesh Pd. Sing





Dr.B. Priyadarshi

HOD. Orthopaedics





HOD, Paediatrics









Dr.Mehi Lal Singh

HOD, Eye




Dr. Uma Nath Jha








1.   The council is purely an advisory body and will have no executive powers.


2.   To consider the programme of lectures and practical works to approve or amend it, as may appear necessary subject to the final approval of the Principal,Govt. Medical college,


3.   To Consider any other question effecting the interest of the college.

4.   To Consider any other question effecting the interest  of Hospital  & college staff.

5.   To consider & chalk out programme for development of Medical College regarding its infrastructure & functioning.

6.   To sought suggestion from members regarding day to day functioning of college with reference to benefit of students.

7.   Suggestions from members   regarding proper functioning of  Hospital.

8.   To plan & implement programme to facilitate advancement  & update  knowledgeof medical students.

9.   Need to take all necessary precautions and preventive measures so that no untoward incidence directly or indirectly amounting to ragging occurs in the campus. Heads of departments to be vigilant in this direction.

10.                Sensitization of the Senior Students: In order to sensitize the senior students  Steps should be taken to address them in phase wise manner and to bring to their notice the relevant statutory provisions and anti-disciplinary measures which can be taken against those who are found to perpetrate, abate, assist or get involved in any sort of physical or mental harassment which also now comes under the purview of the definition of ragging.

11.                Undertaking from StudentsAs per binding regulations referred above, an undertaking about non-indulgence in ragging, has to be obtained from every student which is to be duly countersigned by their parents. The institute has to take measures in this direction and the procedure of obtaining such undertaking will be completed by 1st of Sep, 2014.


12.                Anti-Ragging Committee & Squad: At the level of institute an Anti-Ragging Committee has been constituted as per directives of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi. The above committees have been constituted comprising of members of Faculty.


Following are the members of our institutional Animal Ethical Committee as per the guidelines of Committee for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India.


Sr. No


Name and Designation

Contact Details.


Biological scientist

Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Prasad

Professor of Physiology

Govt. Medical College ,Bettiah.



Two scientsts from different biological discipline.

1.   Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Prasad

       Principal GMC,Bettiah

2.   Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

       Medical superintendent.






Veterinarian involved in care of animal.

Dr.Kamlendra Dwivedi




Scientist in charge of the animal facilities of establishment.

Dr. A.K.Jha

Professor and Head Pharmacology,

GMC, Bettiah



A scientist from outside institute.

Dr. Deepak Kumar, AssociateProfessor of Pharmacology,S.K.Medical College,Muzaffarpur.




Non scientific socially aware member.

Shri Shailendra Kumar Sinha, Advocate




The guidelines for conducting experiment on animal must have approval approval  as follows :


1.    All prospective studies on drugs, investigational techniques as well as devices or any other procedure involving animals, to be conducted at  Govt. Medical College,  Bettiah, must have Animal Ethics Committee permission before commencing such  experiment.

2.    Investigators and other personnel should treat animals with kindness and should proper care by avoiding or minimizing discomfort, distress or pain. Procedures that may cause more than momentary pain or distress should be performed with appropriate sedation, analgesia or anesthesia in accordance with accepted veterinary practice. Surgical or other painful procedures should not be performed on anaesthetized animals.   

3.    At the end of the experiments or whenever appropriate during an experiment an animal that would otherwise suffer any pain distress or disable mint that cannot be relieved or repaired should be painlessly killed under anesthesia.    


4.    The best possible living conditions should be provided to animals used for research purpose. It is a responsibility of an investigator to ensure that personnel conducting experiments on animals possess appropriate qualifications  and / or experience for conducting the required procedure.

Human Research Ethics Committee

Responsibilities of EC:-

1.    To protect the rights and welfare of human subjects and minimise the risk of physical and mental discomfort, harm and danger from research procedures.

2.    To protect the rights of the researcher to carry out legitimate investigation as well as the Institute's reputation for the research conducted and sponsored by it;

3.    To consider the ethical implications of all proposed human research projects and determine whether or not they are acceptable on ethical grounds.

4.    To ensure that correct procedures relating to obtaining consent are observed.To ensure that research projects take into consideration local cultural and social attitudes

5.    To ensure that the research projects/dissertation/thesis are carried out at Govt. Medical College    &M.J.K. Hospital, Bettiah.

6.    Are sounds in design, have statistical validity (as approved by SRC) and are conducted according to the ICMR and ICH/GCP guidelines.

7.    Do not compromise the safety of the patients or volunteers

8.    Are conducted under the supervision of trained medical / biomedical persons with the required expertise.

9.    Include, solely, patients or participants who have given voluntary and informed consent

10. It may be ensured that no research project shall be/can be started unless ethics clearance or approval is obtained.

Sr. No




Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Prasad



Dr. Arun Kumar singh

Medical Suprintendent, (Mo.No-          )




Dr. A.K.Jha

HOD, Phramacolgy(Mo.No-)




Professor &Head,Pathology(Mo.No-)


Dr. Shilpi Ranjan

 Asst.Professor & Head , Community Medicine(Mo.No-7782834680)


Dr. J. P. Naraian

Asst. Professor, Paediatrics (Mo.No-9835066640)


Shri Shailendra Kumar Sinha

Legal Expert


Keshav Kumar  (Purn Utthan Nayee Disha Pariwar )


NGO  (Mo.No-9955856452,9835861939)


Dr.Awadhesh Pd. Singh

 Member Secretary,

Department of Surgery (Mo.No-9934202936)




A quorum is required for all the meetings (6 members out of 11 will make a quorum). But approval of project/dissertation/thesis requires voting by a show hand by members present at the meeting.

Anti ragging Committee.


In case students facing any problem such as misbehave / ragging, they are advised to inform any of the following faculty members:



Phone Number

Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Prasad



Dr. Sachida Nand JHa 




HOD, Anatomy



HOD, Microbiology


Dr.Chote Lal Paswan

Asst.Prof. Obs & Gyanaec.


Dr.Anita Sunil

Asst.Prof. Biochemistry


Dr. Fassihuddin   Asst.Prof. Pharmacology  




The Anti-Ragging Committee constituted as per guidelines framed by Medical Council of India. and recommendations of Raghvan Committee shall discharge following functions:

  1.The main objective of the Anti-Ragging Committee is to function as a principal organ in order to make campus ragging free with zero tolerance level.


  2.It will monitor the overall situation of discipline with special reference to ragging and related activities. It will conduct the periodic meetings to take review of the situation and the measures taken by the institute towards making the campus ragging free. Such meetings shall be carried out at fortnightly intervals at lease for first three months of the academic year.


  3.It will carry out periodic sensitization programmes involving all personnel including the members of faculty, non-teaching staff and students. Under the guidance of Chief Rector of the Hostel, such programme shall be carried out for the persons involved in day to day hostel administration.


  4.It will monitor other sensitization activities like display of posters / boards prepared for creating awareness and mentioning about consequences of ragging, displayed at all prominent places in the college building, hostels, hospital premises and the campus.


  5.It will monitor the working of the Anti-Ragging Squad and hold periodic meetings with the members of the Anti-Ragging squad and the mentor cell, wherein, in addition to the review of the work done by them, their suggestions, problems and difficulties shall also be looked into.


  6.It will consider any instance of ragging brought to its notice by the anti-ragging squad or any other authority or body or individual, whether written, oral or telephonic in nature. Such instances shall be enquired into within minimum period of time and appropriate recommendations shall be made to the administrative authorities for taking necessary action at their end.


  7.It will take any other suitable measure or innovative stenos as the members deem fit in the larger interest of the students community in general.

  8.Time- Gap between the joining of the seniors and fresher's:                           Fresher's orientation programme  is to be  scheduled tentatively on 6th of July while the undergraduate clinical orientation programme for senior batch is planned from 15th July, automatically creating a gap of 10 days in joining of fresher's and seniors. 


  9.The communication  should be  sent to the parents of senior students regarding not to send their wards before the actual commencement of their session.


  10.Freshers day Programme:                                                                                         As per the recommendations of the Raghvan Committee the Fresher's day programme would help in better rapport building between seniors and freshers and would prevent a possible event of clash between the two groups

  Such programme  should held in the last week of July which would be attended by the faculty members.


  11.Measures in the Campus:                                                                                 Various sign boards highlighting the consequences of any act of ragging  should be displayed at prominent places in college, hospital, hostels and many other places where found wanting in English as well as Hindi languages. In addition the contact numbers of the members of various committees namely; Anti-Ragging Committee, should be displayed at the Fresher's hostels. Apart from this the adequate publicity of e-mail address where an anonymous complaint can be registered regarding ragging has been made.


  12.  Other Measures:                                                                                              Measures undertaken to curb the menace of ragging  should be adequately publicized and included in the Information Brochure made for senior and junior students alike.

Apart from the measures described above, the students would be constantly sensitize during their academic programme in the institution. The Hostel Advisory Committee and the rectors are also involved in this process of making campus ragging free.

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