The Foundation Day Lecture on "Survival Strategies of Bacterial Pathogens" on 18th December,2016 by Dr. Yogendra Singh, Professor of Department of Zollogy, Delhi University, North Campus Delhi at NJILOMD, Agra.
December 1, 2016: MoU between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for cooperation In the area of Zoonoses, Anti-Microbial Resistance, Nutrition And Pesticide Residues.
National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
(ICT) for NUTRITION EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND AWARENESS
This workshop was organised in association with the Centre for
Development and Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad. School teachers, NGO
representatives, scientists and students took part in the event.
Shri Ramesh Kumar, Hon'ble Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka visited School of Traditional Medicine, RMRC, Belagavi on 02/12/2016
November 30, 2016. Today a very mesmerizing, encouraging informative and educative talk was delivered by The Secretary, Department of Health Research and DG ICMR -DR. SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN for students of Science in the Hall of Grace, Mothers International School, Aurobindo Marg. She informed the students about her journey in research which began as early at class 11 student with summer holiday spending in Dr Archna laboratory in Kolkata learning technologies in genetics. She offered school children to spend their holidays in ICMR laboratories to get experience of newer technologies. She encouraged students to take up research and to identify solutions for current days needs of the country. She narrated the story of Tuberculosis, discovery of bacteria to the management by natural care till anti- tubercular drugs were developed in 1950s. She narrated how it affects body when immune system is compromised. Medicine is not the only solution, it requires wholesome management since it has Nutritional, economical, social, environmental and lifestyle components. Europe could bring down the TB occurrence by managing all such aspects. She asked children about their knowledge of epidemic of lifestyle diseases like obesity, Diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Role of genes, lifestyle and environment was described to children and they were encourage to be instrument of change to combat these modern day illnesses. Dr Swaminathan congratulated school children to keep up interests in science and research. This talk was considered very informative and hugely appreciated by school children and faculties of school.
JOINT SAC MEETING at JALMA. D.G. , ICMR has attended two days (Nov 15,16) via tele conferencing
NIN PARTICIPATION IN ICMR PAVILION AT SCIENCE EXPO IN DESTINATION UTTARAKHAND MEGA FAIR, 24-26TH OCT. 2016 AT DEHRADUN
7th Foundation Day of National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (ICMR) observed on 14th October, 2016.
India-Africa Health Science Meet was inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare on September 1,2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. (Date of Meet: September 1 to 3, 2016) Click to see other details
आई सी एम आर मुख्यालय में दिनांक 31 अगस्त से 14 सितम्बर, 2016 के दौरान हिंदी पखवाड़ा के अंतर्गत विभिन्न कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन किया गया। इस दौरान आई सी एम आर मुख्यालय के अधिकारियों/कर्मचारियों के लिए विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताएं आयोजित की गईं जिनमें श्रुतलेख प्रतियोगिता, हिंदी टंकण प्रतियोगिता, हिंदी आशुलेखन प्रतियोगिता, हिंदी वाक एवं कविता पाठ प्रतियोगिता, हिंदी निबंध प्रतियोगिता जैसी गतिविधियां सम्मिलित थीं। सभी कार्यक्रमों में आई सी एम आर मुख्यालय के अधिकारियों और कर्मचारियों ने बड़ी संख्या में भाग लिया। दिनांक 14 सितम्बर को हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर आई सी एम आर मुख्यालय के सभागार में आयोजित कवि सम्मेलन मे देश के तीन सुप्रसिद्ध कविगण द्वारा काव्यपाठ का आयोजन किया गया। आमंत्रित कवियों में श्री अरुण जेमिनी, श्री दिनेश रघुवंशी और श्रीमती ऋतु गोयल ने उपस्थित श्रोताओं के समक्ष हास्य, ऋंगार, वीर और प्रेमरस से ओतप्रोत कविताओं का पाठ किया। काव्यपाठ के उपरांत ई सी डी प्रभाग की वैज्ञानिक जी और प्रमुख डॉ रश्मि अरोड़ा ने हिंदी पखवाड़ा के दौरान आयोजित विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं के विजेताओं को आई सी एम आर की महानिदेशक की ओर से पुरस्कार राशि और प्रमाण पत्र प्रदान किया। आई सी एम आर के उपनिदेशक (राजभाषा) श्री दिनेश त्रिपाठी के धन्यवाद ज्ञापन के साथ इस कार्यक्रम का समापन हुआ।
ICMR Online System team and CDAC officials conducted the training session / orientation programme cum hands on workshop related
to detailed working with ePPMS (online proposal submission)system for
all Programme Officers along with dealing Administrative Officer/Section
Officer involved with processing of grant applications. The purpose of
this orientation training is that in future, proposal processing should
be completely online and paper less.
Tricolour hoisting celebration at ICMR headquarters
On the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, DHR & DG, ICMR hoisted the National Flag in the premises of ICMR Headquarters, followed by National Anthem. She addressed the gathering by elevating the spirits of all to work towards betterment of health and science. She called upon all the ICMR staff to take a fresh pledge to work together for improvement of the health of the countrymen. She recalled the speech of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India today at the Red Fort, and emphasized to work towards "Perform, Reform and Transform". She said that all the employees including scientists, administrative & technical staff should work together in collaboration, so that we could achieve our targets. She also expressed that each employee in the ICMR set up is important and has a role to play in development of the system; everyone must be self motivated to strive for the best, then only the ICMR and our country can achieve the goals. At the end, she extended her best wishes to all scientists, employees of ICMR Hqrs. & it's 32 institutes located in different parts of the country. A large number of the staff and scientists attended the celebration. The Senior DDG ( Admn) Dr Rakesh Kumar and the Senior FA Ms Ritu Dhillon were also present..
African Ambassadors Consultation meeting held at ICMR Headquarters on 4 August, 2016.
ICMR in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India is organizing the 'India Africa Health Sciences Meet' during September 1-3, 2016 in New Delhi between senior policy makers, technocrats, scientists, medical specialists, researchers and industry leaders from the two regions to deliberate on the future of India-Africa health collaborations.
During the Consultation meeting, the Ambassadors/High Commissioners of several African nations to India were appraised about the forthcoming Health Sciences Meet.The Ambassadors and participants from various GoI ministries expressed views to enhance India- Africa partnerships especially in healthcare with special emphasis on regional perspectives. Full support was extended by relevant stakeholders for the 'India-Africa Health Sciences Meet' to be held in September, 2016 at New Delhi !.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, DG-ICMR and Secretary, DHR has formally inaugurated the MSc (Bio Statistics) course affiliated to Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu under the leadeship of Dr. Sanjay M Mahendale, Director at NIE on 1 August 2016.
The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel addressing at the inauguration of the DHR-ICMR- iDSI International Workshop on “Health Technology Assessment-Awareness and Topic Selection”, in New Delhi on July 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, also addressed the gathering.The Sec DHR and DG (ICMR), Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and other dignitaries are also seen..
D.G.'s visit to RMRC, Dibrugarh on 20th & 21st July'16.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General (DG), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, was at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) on 9th July 2016 to visit the Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN NIMHANS ECHO). This was her first visit to NIMHANS as DG. She was accompanied by Dr. Prasant Mathur, Director, National Centre for Diseases Informatics and Research (NCRP) and Dr. A. Nandakumar, Scientist from ICMR, Bengaluru. The Director / Vice Chancellor Prof. B.N. Gangadhar welcomed the DG, ICMR Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and also other delegates. Prof. S. K. Chaturvedi, Dean Behavioral Sciences, Prof. V. Ravi, Dean, Basic Sciences, Prof. Prabha Chandra, HOD, Psychiatry, Prof. Pratima Murthy and Prof. Vivek Benegal were present. Dr. PT Shivakumar, Dr Sivakumar T, Dr. Deepak J, Dr Suresh BM, Dr Naveen CK, Dr Manjunath and other colleagues also joined the live session and discussion.Click to see a brief report ..
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) signed an MoU with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a policy research institution, to launch a new ‘Initiative on Solar for Healthcare’. The collaboration will focus on providing effective health care delivery at the last mile by reducing uncertainty in critical infrastructure, particularly electricity supply via cost effective solar-based solutions.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, ICMR, said, “The collaboration with CEEW will bring together synergies between the objective of ‘time to care’ as mandated in the National Health Mission (NHM) and clean energy as outlined under the National Solar Mission (NSM). Under this collaboration, on a pilot basis, we will install solar systems at select PHCs in partnership with three state governments and evaluate its impact on healthcare delivery and health outcomes. The aim of the collaboration is to create resilient health systems in rural India, benefitting primarily women and children.”
As of 2015, nearly 35 million citizens in rural India rely on un-electrified PHCs for primary health services. In the absence of electricity, services catered by health institutions such as institutional deliveries, paediatric emergencies, and administering of vaccines get severely affected. Electricity access in health centres is also imperative as a means to facilitate communication services, tele-health applications and to retain skilled health workers. Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, CEEW, said, “The collaboration with ICMR supports the systematic and productive advancement in national policies, regulations and actions to leverage solar energy for a social purpose: enhancing the quality of healthcare delivery at various levels of governance.”
The synergy between health and energy are the two specific goals of this initiative, and the efforts within this collaboration advances on both fronts..
Lecture on “Yoga and Diabetes” by Dr S.V. Madhu
On account of International yoga day on 21.6.16, a lecture was delivered on “Yoga and Diabetes” by Dr S.V. Madhu, Prof and Head, centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and metabolism, UCMS-GTB Hospital in ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi. On this occasion, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary DHR and DG ICMR, emphasized the significance of Yoga not only in Diabetes but other Non-communicable diseases also. She pointed out the need of further research on impact of Yoga on lifestyle related diseases. The lecture was well attended by scientists and staff of ICMR headquarters and it was highly appreciated.
29th - 30th April 2016
The workshop is jointly organized by ICMR and DST. Prof. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary Department of Health Research, Govt. of India & DG, ICMR presided over the inaugural session. Mr. Longvah, Director Incharge, NIN welcomed the gathering, Dr. Dey Biswas, Scientist G, ICMR gave an overview of the objectives of the workshop. Dr. Vishnu Vardhana Rao, Scientist F, NIN and co-convenor of the workshop proposed vote of thanks.
The two-day workshop focuses on various aspects related use of big data and analytics in public health, medicine, hospital settings and most importantly for furthering the broad field of epidemiology. The workshop will culminate on 30th April 2016 with some concrete multi-agency project proposals in this area.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, ICMR & Secretary Department of Health Research, Government of India launched the mobileApp on Dietary Guidelines for Indians in the presence of Prof. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India and Mr. T Longvah, Director Incharge, NIN.
The App is based on the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Indians prescribed by our Institute. Simplifying the nutrient-centred RDAs into practicable, easy-to-follow guidelines, this app provides succinct explanation and rationale behind each of the 15 guidelines. The users can access this information from the App ‘Google Playsotre’ as well as M-Gov AppStore.
The users can just follow the guidelines using this App as a ready-reckoner equip themselves for a healthy life.
A delegation from the Embassy of the Czech Republic met Secretary DHR & DG, ICMR on 2nd May, 2016 to discuss areas of mutual cooperation
A delegation from the Embassy of the Czech Republic led by Mr Milan Tous, Head of Economic Section, New Delhi accompanied by Mgr Roman Pasek, Project Manager for R&D, Czech Invest met Secretary DHR & DG, ICMR Dr Soumya Swaminathan and Dr Rajni Kant, Scientist F & Head, Research Management, Policy, Planning & Coordination to discuss possible areas of co-operation in Health Research on 2nd May, 2016 at ICMR Hqrs, New Delhi.
आई सी एम आर मुख्यालय में भारत रत्न बाबा साहेब डॉ बी आर अम्बेडकर की 125वीं जयंती समारोह का आयोजन
ICMR sponsored National Workshop cum Training Programme on Plant Drug Discovery and Development, at Arya Vaidya Sala, Kotakkal Kerala, from 7-9 April, 2016.
ICMR sponsored National Workshop cum Training Programme on Plant Drug Discovery and Development was held at Arya Vaidya Sala, Kotakkal Kerala, from 7-9 April, 2016. The workshop focused on the multidisciplinary integrated approach in the field of plant drug research leading to validation of therapeutic claims, establishing their safety and culminating in product. Eminent resource persons across the country shared their knowledge and came out with fruitful outcome. Participants from plant based drug industry and pharmaceutical academic institutes were greatly benefitted from the presentations and practical demonstrations on the entire pathway of drug discovery. The strategies and approaches emerged out of the deliberations were highly productive as well as motivating to the participants and may eventually lead to the development of new plant based drugs. Two volumes of the ICMR publications Reviews of Indian Medicinal plants vol 15 and Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants vol 14 were released on this occasion by the M. P. (Lok Sabha) Shri E. T. Muhammed Basheer.
Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sri J P Nadda released “ICMR INdia Diabetes (INDIAB) Study” Report on World Health Day (April 7, 2016)
The ICMR-INDIAB study is a landmark study providing authentic epidemiological data on diabetes, prediabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity from the various States of India. The study gains significance as it is collecting representative data from various States and Union Territories in India. The study has been completed in 14 states and one UT and the data obtained has been shared with the State health departments. Such data are invaluable, as they provide a snap shot of the existing burden of pre diabetes, diabetes, hypertension and obesity in the country. This data can be used to plan preventive interventions to reduce the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes which involves mainly changes in lifestyle, including a diet with more vegetables and fruits and less cereal, regular exercise and reduced consumption of sugar and salt.