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Aug 2014|Volume 11|Issue 8
 
Aug 2014|Vol 11|Issue 8


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OTP on ‘Revision and upgradation of HPI’

          NEWDELHI.JUN.17: An Orientation Training Programme on the revision and upgradation work of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI) was organized at CCRH headquarters in which SRFs from Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL), Ghaziabad, Central Research Institute (CRI) (H), Noida and Drug Standardization Unit (DSU), Hyderabad participated. Dr. R.K. Manchanda, Director General, CCRH inaugurated the training programme and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Anil Khurana, Deputy Director (H), CCRH welcomed the gathering. He ensured to give all possible support to make this work successful. The program was co-ordinated by Dr. Suresh Baburaj, Survey Officer and attended by Dr. P. Subramanian, Scientist-4 (Chemistry) and Dr. P. Padma Rao, Asstt. Research Officer (Pharmacognosy), DSU, Hyderabad, Dr. Binit Dwivedi, Research Officer (RO) (Chemistry), Mr. Pankaj Gupta, RO (Pharmacology) and Mr. Arun Tiwari, Lab. Technician, CRI (H), Noida. Dr. Rajat Rashmi, RO (Plant Introduction), HPL, Ghaziabad and Dr. Beena Srivastava, Senior Scientific Officer (Chemistry) were invited as resource persons. Dr. Rajat Rashmi in her lecture specified the parameters to be adopted to carry out pharmacognostic studies to revise and upgrade the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. Dr. Beena Srivastava described the international parameters of pharmacopoeia for chemical and botanical drugs used in Homoeopathy. She explained the different parameters used for standardizing these drugs separately and urged that the work be carried out with utmost care and precision.

The participants also visited laboratories of pharmacognosy, physico-chemical and Homoeopathy and Medicinal Plant Garden at HPL, Ghaziabad and CRI (H), Noida. The participants were acquainted with procedures of standardization and the instruments used at HPL. Dr. Rajeev Kr. Sharma, Director, HPL made a presentation on ‘Quality Standards for Pharmacopoeias, vision to work, strategy to be adopted, bottlenecks during the work’. Dr. V.A. Siddiqui, Officer In-charge CRI (H), Noida described the drug standardization program under the Institute. Dr. D. Suresh Baburaj concluded with vote of thanks.