Dr. S.K. Benara's Page

Dr. S.K. Benara
Deputy Director (Medical)
Institute for Research in Medical Statistics
(Indian Council of Medical Research)
Ansari Nagar
Delhi - 110029
benarask@yahoo.com
Ph:(O): 6564905 / (R):0120-4624671, Fax:6868662

Joined ICMR/IRMS : December, 1987

Education : M.B.B.S, MD



RESUME: Dr. S.K. BENARA


                                                                                      
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        |   Name                  :  SUDHIR KUMAR BENARA                              |
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        |   Designation           :  Assistant Director (Medical)		      |
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        |   Department            :  Epidemiology				      |
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        |   Institute             :  Institute for research in Medical 	              |
        |                            Statistics (ICMR) 				      |
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        |   Address               :  Asst. Director  ( Epidemiology ) 		      |
        |                            Head, Division of Epidemiology   		      |
        |                            Institute for Research in Medical  	      |
        |                            Statistics, (ICMR), Ansari Nagar,  	      |
        |                            New Delhi-110029.                  	      |
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        |   Telephone             :  (O) 011-664905 ; 011-6514903		      |
        |                            (R) 0120-4624671   			      |
        |   Fax                   :  011-6515635 ;011-6856713			      |
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        |   E-mail	          :  benarask@yahoo.com				      |	
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	|   Date of Birth         :  1st December, 1957  (42 Yrs)       	      |
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    Education (Post graduate onwards and professional Career)
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------\ | S No Institution Place Degree Awarded Year | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 1. SMS Medical College Jaipur MD(community Medicine) 1986 | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Additional Qualifications/Training | | | |a. Epidemiology: National Institute of Communicable Diseases,N.Delhi(1992)| | | |b. Goitre : Methodology of assessing Thyroid for the study of Endemic | | Goitre ; Department of P.S.M.;Assam Medical College,Dibrugarh (1991) . | | | |c. Reorientation Training : | | (i) Identification of Vitamin -A deficiency sign in the community and | | anthropometric measurements. | | (ii) Techniques Rapid drought survey & Base Line Health Survey | \-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/ Publications (Number Only) Projects Completed : 39 Papers Published : 15 Papers Presented in National and International Conf. : 35 PROJECTS COMPLETED /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |I : HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | PHC FACILITY SURVEY | To carry out situation analysis of 90 demographically weak districts | | SOCIAL SAFETY NET SCHEME | of India so as to frame appropriate district plan to strengthen | | NP 1992 MOHFW (CO) | them in all respect and bring them at par to other PHCs of the country | | | | | # : Cost of strengthening | To carry out analysis of 90 demographlly weak districts and suggest | | the Primary Health Centres as | budget required to strengthen them. | | per Govt. of India norm in | | | ninty demographically weak | | | districts of India.(PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | A STUDY OF RURAL FAMILY | To carry ouit situation analysis of 50 percent of RFWCs of seven states | | WELFARE CENTRES | of India with varying development so as to assess their contribution in | | NP 1994 MOHFW (CO) | National Family Welfare Programme and MCH services for rural people | | | and suggest for their improvement so as to achieve the goal NRR - 1 | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | STUDY OF POST PARTUM | To carry out situation analysis of Post Partum Centres (Seven | | CENTRES, | states)with respect to availability of manpower, infrastructure, | | NP 1994 MOHFW (CO) | IEC services and health service so as to strengthen referrel system | | | esp. in MCH and F.P. services in India | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | QUALITATIVE SURVEY OF POST | To assess the performance of PPCs of four states in terms of F.P. | | PARTUM PROGRAMME | services and their acceptance by the target group and to suggest how | | NP 1995 MOHFW (CO) | their services can be improved s/ as to achieve the targets of HFA by | | | 2000 AD by India. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY | To check the data of surveys conducted by different NGOs in different | | CHECK | parts of country during 1992-93 and to see extent of variation from | | NP 1994 MOHFW (GOI),IIPS | it. | | Bombay, USAID, New Delhi and | | | E.W.Centre, Honolulu, USA.(CO) | | | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | MID-TERM REVIEW OF INNOVATIVE | To examine the progress of the project in states Orissa and Karnataka | | PROJECT OF ALL-INDIA HOSPI | according to the strategy designed and to suggest appropriate measures | | TALS POST PARTUM PROGRAMME | to improve its activities according to the objectives of the project. | | ASSISTED BY NORAD IN | | | KARNATAKA AND ORISSA STATES | | | NP 1997 NORAD (CO) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | REPEAT BASELINE HEALTH SURVEY | To find prevalence of common diseases in Rajasthan.This may help to | | SP 1988 ICMR(OT) | planners, administrators and research scholars to know the prevalence | | | of diseases inthe area and for comparison in future. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |II. MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH, IMMUNIZATION, FAMILY PLANNING | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | COMPREHENSIVE MATERNAL & | A multicentric study in 6 states aimed to study the feasibility of the | | CHILD HEALTH CARE - A RISK | MCH Care package (Risk Approach Strategy) utilising existing health | | APPROACH STRATEGY | infrastrcture optimally and to see wheather it is replicable as a part of | | NP 1985 ICMR(OT) | Primary Health Care Programme in other parts of country. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | A STUDY ON 'CAUSES OF INFANT | To estimate IMR and find out causes of infant deaths in different | | DEATHS IN ORISSA | strata of state Orissa using verbal autopsy method and to suggest | | SP 1992 MOHFW Govt. of Orissa | measures to be taken to reduce IMR in the state. | | and UNICEF.(CO) | | | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | FIELD EVALUATION OF VALIDITY | To study the validity of the verbal autopsy questionnaire for the cause of | | OF VERBAL AUTOPSY OF CAUSE OF | death in Orissa | | INFANT DEATH | | | SP 1992 MOHFW Govt. of Orissa | | | and UNICEF.(CO) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | FIELD EVALUATION OF MEASLES | To study the efficacy of measles vaccine in Delhi by means different | | VACCINE EFFICACY IN NEW | methods | | SEEMAPURI SHAHDARA ZONE - | | | DELHI DURING 1990. | | | SP 1990 WHO(PI) | | | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | PULSE POLIO IMMUNIZATION: | To study the prob lems faced by the beneficiaries such as acceptability | | SP 1996 MOHFW (OT) | of the immunization booth ,services provided by the govt. any | | | complication to their child by previous doses etc. and to suggest how | | | to improve services for more coverage. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | RAJASTHAN : THE HEALTH | It is a minimum package of health information of state Rajasthan which | | SCENARIO (1987) | was prepared for health planner administrator, managers academician and | | SP 1987 UNICEF (OT) | research scholars for their use in preparation of plan and strategy for | | | implementation and research. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | | A MANUAL ON CREATING HEALTH | It is a comprehensive manual in Asseamease containing the topics on | | AWARENESS AMONG TEA GARDEN | common ailments prevelent among tea garden labourers . It is useful as | | LABOURERS IN ASSAM: | a tool for teaching for selected teachers to develop chain system and | | SP1991 Tea Garden Management(PI)| for labourers also. | | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | III. NUTRITION AND NUTRITION DEFICIENCY DISORDERS | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | STATE NUTRITION PROFILE | To study the Nutrition Profile, prevalence of Nutritional | | NP 1998 | Deficiency Disorders and KAP of the community of different strata at | | State Nutrition Board (SNB), GOI| the district level in the states of Rajas than,Bihar and Delhi and | | (CO) | Union Territory of Chandigarh. This will help to have data at different | | | level at a point of time thus will help in designing nutritional policy | | | at microlevel and monitoring the programme. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OF | To examine the role of dietary and non-dietary factors on nutritional | | NUTRITION PROFILE OF | status of children and adults. | | RAJASTHAN AND BIHAR | | | NP 1998 S N B, GOI(CO) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | A STUDY OF NUTRITION AND | To assess the nutrition and health status of the tribal population in | | HEALTH STATUS OF THE TRIBAL | three districts of the state, Banswara, Dungarpur and Sirohi. | | POPULA TION OF THREE | | | DISTRICTS IN RAJASTHAN | | | SP 1990 DHS Govt. of | | | Rajasthan & ICMR (OT) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | VITAMIN A STUDY IN 5-15 YEARS | To find the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among the high risk group | | AGE GROUP CHOHTAN | (5-15 years children)in highly Vit.A Deficiency prone area (district. | | SP 1990 DHS of Rajasthan and | Barmer) of Rajasthan.This will help the state health administrators to | | ICMR(OT) | control the disease. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | COMMUNITY BASE MASSIVE DOSE | To control the Vitamin -A deficiency in tehsil Chohtan, Barmer, | | VITAMIN-A SUPPLEMENTATION | Rajasthan under the supervision of Director, Medical Health Services | | PROGRAMME. | and Director , DMRC, ICMR, Jodhpur. and to initiate a special vitamin-A | | SP 1990 DHS Govt. of | supplementation programme for vitamin-A deficiency prone area in | | Rajasthan & ICMR(OT) | Rajasthan. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF | To determine the magnitude of the problem of goitre and cretinism in | | ENDEMIC GOITRE AND CRETINISM | distt. Sibsagar,to determine the etiological factors responsible for | | IN SIBSAGAR DISTRICT OF ASSAM | them and to suggest preventive measures to the state health authority. | | SP 1990 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | THE OUT REACH OF IODISED | To study availability of quality of iodised salt at retail shop | | SALT IN N.E. URBAN ASSAM | outlets in NE urban Assam by different companies in packet form and | | SP 1990, ICMR(PI) | loose salt and to suggest state health authority to take remedial | | | measures to improve its quality. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AVAILABILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY | To study availability, accessibility and acceptability of iodised | | OF IODIZED SALT AMONG TEA | salt in six tea gardens of Rossell Tea Company Ltd. and to suggest tea | | GARDEN LABOUR,DIBRUGARH, ASSAM | garden management how the goitre problem in tea garden can be | | SP1990 Tea Garden Management(PI)| controlled and to take measures for prevention. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | COMPARISON OF NIN FIELD KIT | To study sensitiveness of the NIN kit as compared with standard | | WITH STANDARD LABORATORY | volumetric method. | | METHOD | | | SP 1990, ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |IV. COMMUNICABLE AND NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AIDS : A SURVEY OF KAB | To assess the knowledge, attitude and belief about AIDS among the | | OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF | undergraduate students of 12 colleges under Dibrugarh Univer sity. | | DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY | and to make aware about AIDS to the students of the college.In addition | | SP 1992 ICMR ( PI) | to to prepare educational material based on the finding for the young | | | generation of Assam. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AIDS : A SURVEY OF | To assess the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about AIDS among the | | KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND | undergraduate students of five colleges under Delhi university. | | BELIEFS OF UNDERGRADUATE | | | STUDENTS OF DELHI UNIVERSITY | | | SP 1992 WHO ( PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | TEACHERS VIEWS "HOW TO MAKE | To collect the views / suggestions of the Principals and teachers of 12 | | STUDENTS AWARE ABOUT AIDS" | colleges of Dibrugarh University which may help in imparting awareness | | SP 1992 ICMR (PI) | about AIDS utislising the KAB data and what the students want to know | | | about AIDS. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | WHAT STUDENTS WANT TO KNOW | To know the area of interest in the field of AIDS of the students of | | ABOUT AIDS | 12 colleges of Dibrugarh University . This along with other studies | | SP 1992 ICMR (PI) | such as "What the students know about AIDS", Teachers view how to | | | improve awareness among the students about AIDS" etc will help in | | | preparation of teaching material for the young generation. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | EXTENT OF LEARNING ABOUT AIDS | To assess the efficacy of lecture method in awareness programme about | | BY LECTURE METHODS BY THE | AIDS among the college students of Assam | | STUDENTS | | | SP 1992 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | HIGH RISK BEHAVIOUR OF TRUCK | To assess the Knowledge Attitude and Practices of Truck drivers | | DRIVERS REGARDING AIDS- | especially traveling on long routes from/to the Delhi about their | | SP 1993 ICMR (PI) | sexual behaviour and AIDS This will help in preparation of educational | | | material and to develop strategy to check spread of AIDS at interstate | | | level to some extent. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SERO-SURVEILLANCE OF HIGH | To carry out Sero-surveillance of High Risk Group for AIDS such as | | RISK GROUP FOR AIDS | military personnal, Central Reserve Police Force, camped at Assam, | | SP 1992 ICMR (PCI) | Nagaland, professional blood donors,Jail inmates etc, carried out | | | using wellcozyme (Welcome Diagnostics) and to develop awareness to | | | these high risk personnal about preventive measures | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF | To study health and disease profile of elderely at district level. The | | HEALTH AND DISEASE PROFILE OF | may help planners administrators and research scholars in planning , | | ELDERELY. | comparison etc. | | NP 1992 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | A STUDY OF COMMUNICABLE | To find out the incidence of communicable diseases, their demographic | | DISEASES AMONG SLUM DWELLERS | characteristics environmental and sanitation conditions food consumption, | | | immunization coverage etc of 10 slum colonies in Delhi .This will help to | | NP ICMR (OT) | make the programme multicentric all over the country. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ /-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | INVESTIGATION OF EPIDEMIC G.E. | This helped in taking measures to prevent occurence of similar incident | | IN DHORKORIA.ASSAM | in future. | | SP 1991 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | INVESTIGATION OF EPIDEMIC | This helped in initiation of J.E. Vaccination Programme in the area. | | JAPANEASE ENCEPHALITIS IN TEA | | | GARDENS OF ASSAM . | | | SP 1991 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR THE | It is a small hand book gives in brief about the common zoonotic problems | | DELEGATES`CONTROL OF ZOONOSES | in India their preventive measures and control | | NP 1989 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | GUIDELINES FOR COLLECTION OF | The present guidelines is presented in steps with alternatives according | | SERUM SAMPLES FOR SEROLOGICAL | to different situations and circumstances. | | EXAMINATION FOR JAPANESE | | | ENCEPHALITIS. | | | SP 1989 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | V. HEALTH AWARENESS AND TRAINING | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AN EVALUATION OF TRAINING OF | To evaluate the quality of dais training, their present functioning, | | TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS | changes in their practices, collaboration with health | | IN THE THREE PRIMARY HEALTH | functionaries and community perception of services rendered by them | | CENTRES COVERED UNDER ROME | and to suggest state health authority for its improvement so that | | SCHEME | these grass root level workers can be utilised to improve the MCH | | SP 1985 (PI) | services esp in remote area of the country so as to reduce MMR and IMR | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMME AMONG | To develop awareness among college students of Assam and to prepare educa- | | COLLEGE STUDENTS OF ASSAM | tional material for them | | SP 1982 ICMR (PI) | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | HEALTH AWARENESS PROGRAMME | To aware about the cause (how) and preventive measures to be taken at | | AMONGST TEA GARDEN LABOUR | their level about the common health ailment among the tea garden labour | | SP 1992, Tea garden Management | of six tea gardens of Assam and to develop chain system of awareness | | (PI) | and checking (from reverse back to old practice) through trained | | | selected personal having leadership quality. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| \-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ABBREVIATION used for role of applicant in the project: PI= Principal Investigator, PCI=Principal Co-Investigator, CO= Co-Investigator,CN=Consultant OT=Other GROUPS :The Projects in which the applicant was actively involved are grouped under (1) Health Delivery System (2) Maternal & Child Immunisation , Family Planning (3) Nutrition and nutrition deficiency disorders (4)Communicable and non- communicable Diseases (5)Health Awareness and Training.In Each group with the title of the project ,the importance of the Project according to the importance with National Policy(NP)or State Policy(SP) Year of completion, sponsored and Applicant's role in the project are mentioned. PRESENT WORK At present the Applicant is involved ( as principal co-investigator / co-ordinator) in following studies taken by the Institute for Research in Medical Statistics, ICMR, New Delhi. 1. Evaluation of Immunoprophylactic trial of M.W. Vaccine (3rd round) in Ghatampur, Kanpur. (DBT Funded Project) PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR (IRMS,ICMR N. DELHI) 2. Innovative study of Awareness about STDs/AIDS among truck Drivers of India.(World AIDS Foundation, Paris Funded Project) 3. Study on Quality of Life of Cardiac Surgery patients (ICMR Study). 4. Point prevalence of Tuberculosis.




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