21 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
News: The central government is planning to expand the reach of the Smart Safety Surveillance, or 3S, programme.
Prelims focus: About 3S programme
Mains focus: Its significance, challenges in implementation and their redressal
Context: According to WHO, access to medicines and vaccines in low- and middle-income countries has improved in the past two decades. However, there has not been a proportionate improvement in pharmacovigilance infrastructure and activities to monitor adverse events and address safety issues.
About 3S project
Need for and significance of this programme for India:
Source: The Hindu
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