The vision of the
DHR is to bring modern health technology to the people through
innovations related to diagnostic, treatment methods and vaccines for
prevention; to translate them into products and processes and, in
synergy with concerned organizations, introduce these innovations into
public health service.
Government has approved the ‘Grant-in-aid Scheme for Inter
-Sectoral Convergence & Coordination for Promotion and Guidance on
Health Research’ during the 12th Plan period, in order to
strengthen research effort in which the partnership of different
government agencies, NGOs and Industry is required.
Under this Scheme, the
of Health Research (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) will
provide support in the form of grant-in-aid to for carrying out
research studies to identify the existing knowledge gap and to
translate the existing health leads into deliverable products. There
will be special focus on encouraging innovation, their translation and
implementation by collaboration and cooperation with other agencies by
laying special stress on implementation research so that there is a
better utilization of available knowledge. Proposals in fundamental/ strategic research; development
and evaluation of a tool, and operational research will be considered
for financial support.
To support and encourage focused and deliverable research for estimation of
disease burden/ development of new technologies/process,
diagnostics, to address health research issues for affordable
healthcare in the country.
To support studies on the issues pertaining to technology access
particularly in the context of Gender & Child health care and
Translation of leads into products & processes for adoption in public
Development of collaborative health research projects involving different
Science &Technology departments/organizations.
To evaluate the existing processes/ products/ technologies for their
comparative cost effectiveness to save public expenditure.