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(भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अुनसंधान परिषद)
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH)

स्वास्थ्य अनुसंधान विभाग
Department of Health Research
स्वास्थ्य एवं परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय (भारत सरकार)
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Govt. of India)
पोर्ट ब्लेयर, अण्डमान तथा निकोबार द्वीप समूह, भारत
Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE, Port Blair

Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair is one of the six Regional Centres of Indian Council of Medical Research. The Centre was incepted in 1983 with the objectives of carrying out biomedical research on communicable and non-communicable diseases prevalent in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a special emphasis on the health problems of the indigenous tribes and to develop technical manpower locally. However, during the past two five-year plans, the Centre recognized its identity and made rapid strides towards achieving its set objectives.

VISION

The Centre was established on 1st of April 1983 to carry out biomedical research with special emphasis on the health problems of the indigenous tribes. A field station of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata was functioning at Port Blair until 1983, which was merged with the RMRC. The Centre started functioning in a rented building in Farzand Ali Market at Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair. The Centre at that time had minimum laboratory facilities for clinical research.

MISSION

The centre's mission is to carry out biomedical research on locally prevalent communicable and noncommunicable diseases with a special emphasis on the health problems of indigenous tribes and also to develop technical manpower locally.

National & International roles

National & International Roles

Reference centre for Leptospirosis

WHO Collaboration

Collaboration

WHO collaborating centre for Leptospirosis

Centre for Regional Health Research

Health of Islands

In addition to the activities as part of the special roles in the National context, the Centre also needs to fulfill its original obligations as the regional biomedical research Centre of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Therefore, several research programmes on communicable and non-communicable diseases that are important to the islands from public points of view are also being carried out. These include vector-borne diseases, diarrhoeal disease, cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases and nutrition.

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