Development of a paediatric poisons information service in Chennai, India

Year established 2018
Activity Paediatrics, Public Health (Including prevention)
Sectors Other
Country India

Overall goals

To facilitate the development of a high-quality poisons information service delivered online and on the telephone, for the benefit of healthcare staff dealing with children suspected of poisoning.

Concluded 2018-2019.

Key UK Colleagues and Partners

None directly at the time.

International Partners

Dr Thangavelu, Consultant Paediatrician, Mehtha Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India.

R Srikrishna, CEO, Hexaware Technologies Ltd., Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.



Sustainable development goals

  • SDG 3 - Good health and well-being

Funding source

Hexaware provided a person at their cost for planning a website. However, the project did not take off, so costs were low, other than my own travel costs, which I paid for myself.


I had hoped for a change in attitude to clinical governance and collegiate decision-making, as well as the creation of a high-quality poisons information service. However, this was not achieved.

Project aims

Anyone else working in poisons information services or other online health advice services may be able to help rekindle this project.

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