With utmost delight, I proudly share with you this March 2019 edition of Oviya MedSafe’s newsletter (the 84th consecutive monthly issue) that commemorates the 7th anniversary of Oviya MedSafe’s founding!
In our March months’ editions of the past, I had focused either on narrating the anniversary celebrations or on introspecting about Oviya MedSafe’s purpose of existence. In this year’s anniversary issue, I wanted to reveal at a high level how Oviya MedSafe has metamorphosed to what she is today. My spontaneous attempt ended up in the following passage:
“A tender bud that she was when she began her Life on 14-Mar-2012, she has gradually grown into a magnificent tree thanks to she having been watered with loads of optimism and learning; and by, many a time, swimming like a little fish amidst all odds, against the tide in an unchartered ocean. She came to prove that she is indeed a strong child that would not take no for an answer and went on to gain acceptance among her neighbourhood with nothing but her undying passion for her Life as her mission, which in turn has always been focusing on enlightening the houses of her well-wishers!
Her flourishing beauty is not made up of her legacy but of the strength of her hard work and the power of her unassuming nature. She is a lighthouse for her fellow ships, the onlookers say, as I subtly smile with pride.
YES: Today, she is one of the world’s cherished brands in Pharmacovigilance, as experts applaud, much to the admiration of her kith and kin, who love her for what she is!
Happy Birthday, Oviya MedSafe! Wishing you many more happy returns of the day!”
While Prose demanded so many words to pass this message to the reader, Poetry was kinder to me by instantly invoking a quatrain that identified ‘resilience’ as the most important strength that has been facilitating Oviya MedSafe’s growth over the past 7 years, as follows:“The more the resilience, the longer the sustenance.
The longer the sustenance, the higher the reliability.
The higher the reliability, the better the patronage.
The better the patronage, the surer the success.”
At this glorious moment, I would be ungrateful if I do not recognize the contribution of my wonderful team members and the support of the trustful clientele of Oviya MedSafe distributed across the globe in establishing Oviya MedSafe as a trustworthy organization. The fact that this dignity was not offered on a platter but earned with sweat and tears is what makes Oviya MedSafe special. I firmly believe that the good thoughts of our well-wishers have played and continue to play a key role in keeping Oviya MedSafe in the fortunate position of being able to endure and grow through the challenges she has encountered with her undying passion for Pharmacovigilance.
Apart from the anniversary, the month of March kept me busy with two important events, with the first being the 7th Pharmacovigilance Conference of DIA (Drug Information Association) India held at Mumbai in which I was a Program Committee Member and chaired a session that had presentations on global regulatory developments in Pharmacovigilance including ICH E2B (R3), FAERS, EudraVigilance and the impact of Brexit. The other event organised by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) at Chennai was a Regulatory Session and had me speaking on ‘Pharmacovigilance in the Indian Pharma Industry‘. Both these events provided distinctly different teaching-learning experiences.
In terms of forthcoming events, I would like to inform you that the registrations for the Indian Pharmacovigilance Day 2019 conference that I am to Chair on Friday, 26th July 2019 at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Mumbai are now open and that the organizers have announced Early Bird Discounts for a few weeks from now. Please click on https://www.townscript.com/e/indian-pharmacovigilance-day-2019 to register online. As the agenda with the speakers is expected to be in place by next week, please keep visiting the conference website for updates.
Before signing off, I take the liberty of requesting our Europe-based well-wishers to kindly let me know if you are interested in meeting up at Barcelona (Spain) when I come to speak on the topic ‘Pharmacovigilance in India – A Success Story‘ at the International Pharmacovigilance Day 2019 conference scheduled for the 12th and 13th of June 2019.
Looking forward to quickly re-connect with our April 2019 newsletter,
With thanks & regards,
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman
MBBS, F. Diab., MBA, FPIPA (UK)
Managing Director & CEO,
Oviya MedSafe Pvt Ltd,
Oviya MedSafe UK Ltd,