REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

DIBRUGARH - 781022


(Established in 1982)

  REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH      CENTRE

Publications

Phone: 0373 -2381494
Fax: 0373 -2381748
Email : icmrrcdi@hub.nic.in
Scope of Activities:

  • Situated at Dibrugarh in Assam, the Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh (RMRC, Dibrugarh) conducts research on cardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid heart disease, cancers, haemoglobinopathies, mosquito-borne diseases (malaria, filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Dengue), influenza, trematode infections, hepatitis, HIV & AIDS in the north eastern region.
  • It is in the process of establishing 7 units in all NE states.

Thrust Areas:

The following are the thrust areas of RMRC, Dibrugarh

  • Diseases having priority in National Health Programmes
  • Diseases common in two or more states of the north-eastern region
  • Diseases unique to the north-eastern region
  • Exploration of traditional knowledge
  • Research on mosquito-borne diseases, HIV & drug abuse, Trematode infections & Haemoglobinopathies
  • Cancers (Nasopharynx, oesophagus, stomach)
  • Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension
  • Medicinal plants of NE India
  • Nutrition
International Recognition:

RMRC, Dibrugarh is a
  • WHO recognised centre for training in malariology for Medical officers & Laboratory technicians
  • Recognised centre for PhD/masters programme under Indo-US RISE programme
Human Resource Development :

RMRC, Dibrugarh conducts M.Sc (Biotechnology) and M.Sc (Bioinformatics) courses in collaboration with Dibrugarh University
Recognition for Doctorate/Masters by a University:

RMRC, Dibrugarh is recognized by Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam and Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam for Ph D/MD programme.

Major Achievements:

Following are the major achievements of RMRC, Dibrugarh

  • Declared by the Govt. of India as a Centre of Excellence
  • Developed malaria control module for forest based camps in north-east India
  • First to discover the presence of West Nile virus infection in north-east India
  • First to establish the presence of all four species of malaria parasite in north-east India
  • Two Indian patents viz. (i) plant extract possessing high antiplasmodial activity (ii) plant
    extract possessing mosquito larvicidal activity were filed
  • Developed early warning system for Japanese encephalitis
  • Described and named three new mosquitoes species from north-east India
  • Established lung fluke as a major public health problem in north-east India
  • Developed a new diagnostic kit for lung fluke disease
  • Developed a murine model for lung fluke, and non human schistosome
  • Established population based cancer registry network in north-east India

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