Merck’s health portal accessible to Indian docs from Friday1 min read . Updated: 27 Jun 2014, 03:36 PM IST
The website will help Indian doctors keep themselves updated with latest research developments, healthcare technologies and medical practices
Mumbai: Merck and Co. Inc. is making its medical education portal—Univadis accessible to Indian medical fraternity for the first time from Friday. The medical education website, which offers unbiased health information with updated news, scientific information by partnering with authentic medical journals including Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association among others will help Indian doctors keep themselves updated with latest research developments, healthcare technologies, medical practices and related issues, free of cost.
Merck’s independent health information website, which has been launched in more than 40 countries is available in 17 languages with more than 220 million registered users worldwide at present. The website, which has a key content partnership with the world’s most authentic medical journal Lancet, will also help registered users access research reports from the journal one week before its actual release in the journal.
“This unique medical education service to support comprehensive healthcare management provides Indian doctors updated information to expand their knowledge and expertise," said K.G. Ananthakrishnan, managing director, MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, the Indian arm of Merck.
Continued medical education for Indian doctors has been a key challenge in India. Hence majority of the country’s health practitioners are either not updated adequately or depend on sponsored medial conferences to update themselves with latest developments medial practices.
“Our partnership with Univadis offers a unique opportunity to increase delivery of the best science to Indian doctors in free and easily accessible format," David Collingridge, publishing director for Lancet speciality journals, said in an interview on Friday.