FDA gave special permission and approval after request from the hospital
A Pulverisation Department established at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children which is now open for all needy patients in the city. FDA has given special permission and approval after a request from the hospital. It was inaugurated by Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital present on the occasion were Dr SS Prabhu, Medical Director, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital Dr Suhas Pawar, Medical Superintendent, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital, Dr Amjadkhan Pathan, Head Clinical Pharmacology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital.
Dr Bodhanwala said, “Earlier, patients relative had to be in the queue for 2-3 days, for getting the pulverised medicine (dose reduction) from outside facilities. Due to the delayed dose of medicine, many patients had prolonged hospitalisation just waiting for the pulverised medicine from outside. After looking into this issue, the hospital decided to start the in house Pulverisation Department.”
She added, “Now, The FDA has given special permission and approval after a request from the hospital as the paediatric dosage is different from what is recommended to adults. Usually the medicine dosage are dependent upon the weight of the patient and hence, paediatric patient have very small dosages requirement. Neonatal patients unit also requires nano doses of medicine which is not available in the market. So, the doctor advises reducing the dose into one- fourth or one-eight part which is impossible for parents. However, this dose can be reduced by well-qualified pharmacists who can do the pulverisation in sterile and aseptic areas. The hospital remains at the forefront of the latest technology and promises to give round-the-clock-care to patients. We are committed to come up with more such helpful initiatives for the benefit of the patients, in the near future too.”