SOA In Bhubaneswar Affiliates With Cochrane India Network To Facilitate Health Decisions

Bhubaneswar: Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), faculty of dental sciences of SOA here, has become one of the affiliate centres of Cochrane India Network (CIN).

Cochrane is a registered not-for-profit organisation headquartered in the United Kingdom. Having an international network, it provides high quality information to facilitate health decisions, said Prof Neeta Mohanty, Dean of Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), at the launching ceremony of the tie-up at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi.

Speaking at the event, which was attended by over 1000 delegates, Dr Vinod Paul, Member of Niti Aayog spoke on the importance of evidence in medicine decision making while appreciating the Cochrane efforts to disseminate information worldwide. Prof. Balram Bhargava, secretary, Department of Health Research and director general, ICMR, delivered the key note address.

The other speakers included Dr. John Grove, Director, Quality Assurance for Norms and Standards, WHO, Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of Cochrane Library and Dr. Judith Brodie, CEO, Cochrane, UK.

Dr Meenu Singh of PGIMER, Chandigarh and Dr Anju Pradhan Sinha of ICMR, New Delhi have been appointed as co-chair by CIN.

Dr Saurav Panda and Dr Lora Mishra from IDS were coordinators of the programme. The event was moderated by Sylvia de Haan, Chief Executive’s office, Cochrane Central Executive.

The IDS is the ninth affiliate centre of the CIN. The other centres are AIIMS, New Delhi; ICMR, New Delhi; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad; King George’s Medical University, Lucknow; Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal; Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

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