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Hi I would like to have the information about the Regional Medical Research Centre of Indian Council of Medical Research located in Port Blair and the facilities as well as infrastructure facility of the Centre?
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Old October 12th, 2017, 04:11 PM
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Situated at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Regional Medical Research Centre(RMRC), Port Blair conducts inquire about on transmittable and non-transferable ailments predominant in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with extraordinary accentuation on the medical issues of the indigenous tribes. Neighborhood specialized labor advancement is another essential feature of the Center's order.

Thrust Areas:

The accompanying are the pushed ranges of RMRC, Port Blair

• Leptospirosis
• Diarrhoeal diseases, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, lymphatic filariasis as well as other vector borne
diseases including chikungunya, malaria as well as other health problems of the indigenous tribes of these Islands
• Research on chronic non-communicable diseases including diabetes mellitus as well as cardiovascular diseases as well as on psycho-social issues including alcoholism as well as post-traumatic stress syndrome triggered by natural calamities such as earthquake and tsunami.
• Collection and collation of information on traditional medicine/folk lore practices of the aborigines on medicinal plants and sea weeds as well as their medicinal properties.

Global Recognition:

RMRC, Port Blair is an assigned WHO Collaborating Center for Diagnosis, Research, Reference and Training in Leptospirosis, with the additional order to create Leptospirosis reference labs in different nations of the Southeast Asia Region

Facilities & Infrastructure

Establishment of facilities for the diagnosis of novel H1N1 influenza A

In perspective of the expanding air and ocean go amongst territory and these islands, there was a danger of the progressing pandemic of novel H1N1 Influenza A spreading to these islands moreover. Perceiving this, the Indian Council of Medical Research concurred endorsement for foundation of offices for atomic finding of novel H1N1 Influenza A. Inevitably, demonstrative offices were set up in the Center as a reaction to the progressing pandemic.

Laboratory facilities for cell culture, isolation and characterization of viruses

Numerous new popular contaminations are rising and a portion of the current ones, which were under control, are re-developing. Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be the potential section point for viral diseases that are pervasive in Southeast Asian nations in view of the topographical closeness and the general population to-individuals contact because of poachers from these nations going to and regularly blending with the tribal populaces. A solid observation against viral sicknesses in the islands is a vital general wellbeing need of the nation. Perceiving this, the Center created offices for infection disengagement and serological and sub-atomic examinations on viral disease. Cell culture offices are fundamental pre-imperatives for any virology research facility and consequently, present day lab with cell culture offices was set up. Dr. V.M. Katoch, Secretary, DHR and DG, ICMR initiated the cell culture offices of the Center.

Biosafety level three (BSL3) offices

Since the inside has enhanced its examination into rising viral contaminations, offices to deal with exceptionally irresistible viral pathogens was important. Keeping in perspective of this research center with biosafety level three offices was set up. This will encourage look into on the greater part of the human pathogens including creature experimentation too. The offices were initiated by Thiru S. Gandhiselvan, Minister of State for Health and FamilyWelfare, Govt. of India.

Establishment of virology symptomatic research center (Grade I)

Because of ICMR's drive for Infrastructure and limit expanding on building up a Diagnostic Virology Laboratory arrange in India, imagined to supplement the current national offices in viral sickness episode examinations, endeavors were attempted to create look into office in restorative virology. Foundation of a solid viral lab is an essential for a solid general wellbeing reaction to developing viral ailments. With that in mind, we have set up adequate foundation to give a solid Laboratory segment in viral sickness episode examination in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The concentration of foundation improvement was to build up a sound infection separation office (tissue culture and creature vaccination) supplemented by viral serology, Rapid viral analytic strategies, for example, fluorescence microscopy and sub-atomic symptomatic offices including (PCR, Real Time PCR, sequencing and genotyping.

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The Director,
Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR),
Post Bag No. 13,
Port Blair - 744103,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
Tel: 03192 251158/59
Fax: 03192 251163
E-mail: pblicmr@sancharnet.in & directorrmrc@gmail.com
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