1st World Patient Safety Day

Indian Alliance Of Patients Group (IAPG) in collaboration with National Thalassemia Welfare Society (NTWS) and Indian Institute of Health Management Research(IIHMR) organised an event on the first ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019 at IIHMR campus in Dwarka, Delhi to commemorate the global campaign launched by WHO to create awareness on patient safety and urge people to show their commitment of making healthcare safer. It wasinaugurated by the chief guest, Dr Dhananjay Sable (Assist. Drugs Controller India) in presence of Dr Sanjeev Kumar chairperson of IAPG and the General Secretary of NTWS , Dr JS Arora (Member of Advisory Group PFPS WHO). Many distinguished doctors and care givers attended the event and spoke on patient safety.Dr Anjana Bhushan, Regional Advisor, Health Systems Development, WHO, presented a well versed detailed allocution of Patient Safety, from WHO perspective and mission. She also played the video message of Director General of WHO on the occasion of the launch of 1st World Patient Safety Day. She apprised the importance o f U n i v e r s a l H e a l t h Coverage. Dr RN Makroo, an authority on Transfusion medicine, deliberated his talk on the congruent approach to blood supply and blood safety. He discussed the status of Transfusion Transmitted Infection in India, which includes HIV, HCV and HBV. He also discussed the role of Nucleic Acid Testing in ensuring the Patients Safety and concluded his talk with the need of rational use of blood components. Dr Inder Prakash (Advisor Public Health) Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & FW, Government of
India) comprehended the perspective of policy making by measuring Quality of Care given to the patients, data collection, data analysis, incident responses, remedies and feedback, patient safety campaigns and involvement of Patients Safety Organisations in making Policies for the Safety of Patients, a part of global burden in India. The event urged to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access toaffordable and timely supplies of safe and quality assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of Universal Health Coverage.

Dr JS Arora submitting the list of necessary steps recommended by WHO to mark the 1st World Patient Safety Day 17th September 2019 to Mr. Manish Sisodia Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi