Subsequently, nurses employed in private hospitals will be provided training by the cell, Health Services Director NV Kamath said on Friday.

"Due to bureaucratic hurdles and regulatory delays, the cell could not be started in the past few years," said Kamat while addressing a gathering at Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs (DSPRUD) Awareness Programme.

In a bid to start this cell at the earliest, he said the Directorate of Health Services will recruit doctors and technical staff.

He also emphasize on higher budgetary allocation for training of technical staff, nurses and para-medical staff.

DSPRUD president R Parmeswar called for a revised nursing curriculum. He said the current one lacks the safety aspects of drugs and not mentioned from the prevention of hazardous, controlled, high alert drugs and look-alike sound-alike (LASA) medicines.


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