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QMS in the Pharma Industry

The Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association and the Nasik Drug Manufacturing Association jointly conducted their first seminar in Nasik on ‘Implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in the Pharma Industry’, on July 24, 2015.

It was inaugurated with the lighting of the traditional lamp by Mr. Sanjay Chapalgaonkar, Sr. GM - QA, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals; Mr. Dushyant Bhamrey, Joint Commissioner, FDA Nasik; Mr. Daara B. Patel, Secretary - General, IDMA; Dr. Gaurav Pathak, Member - IDMA Quality Management & Technical Sub-committee, Mr. B.G. Barve, Joint MD, Blue Cross Labs; and Mr. S.G. Pathak, former FDA Commissioner, Nasik. Many of them, as well as others from the industry, spoke on various aspects of QMS in the Pharma Industry.

The seminar which was coordinated by Mr. Prakash Rijhwani, GM - Costing & Management Services, Blue Cross Labs, Nasik, was a grand success and was attended by over 100 participants.

Congo and Kenya Audits for Goa Plant

The BCL Goa Plant was audited by MOH Auditors, Ms. Céline Nsumbu Feza, Mr. Jean-Pierre Bitibiri Bitilon and Mr. Sympho Kalala Mujanay from the Democratic Republic of Congo for continuation of validity of export registration, on July 22-23, 2015. They were accompanied by two persons from the company’s Congo Distributor - Mr. Edmond Edourd Dieyi Selo and Mr. Eric Tarick Kalume.

The BCL Goa Plant was audited by Ms. Sarah Chebet Chesaro and Mr. Eric Omondi Apiyo from the Kenya Government for continuation of validity of export registration, on August 24-25, 2015.

Blue Cross Labs exports a number of medicines to Kenya and Congo. Both audits went well and all employees participated with enthusiasm.

Independence Day Eve Celebrations

The Blue Cross team participated enthusiastically in the Independence Day eve celebrations on August 14, 2015. The celebrations had begun earlier with a 200-word contest titled ‘Why am I proud to be an Indian?’ It saw participation from 38 team members and the winning entry by Ms. Kalpana Imbraj was chosen by the HR-Admin. team with help from Mr. B. G. Barve, Jt. MD. Seven other good entries were also rewarded with Spirit of Unity Prizes.

Team members included the colours of our national flag in their attire and it was a tough task for judges Ms. Ketki Wadhwa and Mr. Deepak Israni to choose the winners - Ms. Diana Pinto for women and Dr. Jitendra Ranade for men. Spirit of Independence prizes were awarded to two other participants for their attire. The whole team participated in and enjoyed the Patriotic Antakshri and the Tricolour Balloon contest, a well as the snacks.

It was this spirit of camaraderie and unity as members of the Blue Cross family that made this event enjoyable and fun for everyone.