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Delhi: National symposium on evidence synthesis for Medicine, Public Health held

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Delhi: National symposium on evidence synthesis for Medicine, Public Health held

Currently, the Medical Council of India (MCI) does not recognise systematic reviews as a form of original research and this needs to change if we need to improve the quality of evidence for policy-making,- Professor amd Director of B V Moses Centre for Research and Training in Evidence

New Delhi: A national symposium on evidence synthesis recently began in Delhi with a focus on making science and synthesised knowledge the bedrock of all societal and policy interventions in the areas of public health, medicine and social development.

The symposium is being organised by The George Institute for Global Health and the Campbell Collaboration.

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Every policy decision should have an evidence footprint, said Tharyan, the Director of B V Moses Centre for Research and Training in Evidence-Informed Health Care and Health Policy at the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Tharyan said that there was a need to recognise systematic review as a legitimate form of original research.

“Currently, the Medical Council of India (MCI) does not recognise systematic reviews as a form of original research and this needs to change if we need to improve the quality of evidence for policy-making,” he said.

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Dr Anju Sinha, Deputy Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, read out a message of ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava and said evidence synthesis was critical in influencing policy and practice that can move us closer towards universal health coverage and sustainable development goals.



Source: PTI
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