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MoH Reconstitutes Drug Technical Advisory Board

MoH Reconstitutes Drug Technical Advisory Board


New Delhi, 23 May 2018: The Union Health Ministry has reconstituted the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), the country’s highest drug advisory body on technical matters. Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Promila Gupta is the ex-officio chairman of the newly formed Board constituted under section 5 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Drugs Controller General of India Dr S Eswara Reddy is an ex-officio member. 

 

The directors of Central Drugs Laboratory Kolkata, Central Research Institute Kasuali, Indian Veterinary Research Institute Bareilly and Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow and presidents of Medical Council of India and Pharmacy Council of India are part of the board. The Drug Controller of Assam is also a member of the advisory body.

 

Other members of the DTAB are FDA Commissioner of Madhya Prasdesh Dr Pallavi Jain Govil, Prof MD Karvekar, Vice-Chancellor of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Health Sciences and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh Dr GB Gupta, Chairman of Zydus Cadilla Group Pankaj Patel, Chair in Clinical Pharmacology at ICMR Mumbai Dr Nilima Kshirsagar, Honorary Secretary of Indian Medical Association Dr RN Tandon, Dr TV Narayana, Scientific Officer and Government Analyst at Drugs Testing Laboratory Bengaluru MS Lokesh Prasad and Government Analyst at Food and Drugs Laboratory Vadodara Dr Vaishali N. Patel. Pharmabiz