Government of India National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Department of Health & Family Welfare
National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - Government of India

Rajahmundry Branch

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Rajahmundry Branch, National Centre for Disease Control
Formerly Regional Filaria Training & Research Centre, NICD

 
 

Mailing Address

:

National Centre for Disease Control,

Door. No. 24-9-2, Weavers’ Colony, 

Near Skating Park, Korukonda Road,

Rajamahendravaram  East Godavari District

Pin Code -533 105.

 
Name, Qualification, Designation and Contact
Details of the Head
of the Branch

 

:

 Dr. Vikas Janardan Gode(PH)

 Assistant Director & OIC

 Tel/ Fax No. 0883-2475690 (Office)   
 Tel No. 0883- 2473855 (Residence)
 E-mail : ncdcrjy@gmail.com / ncdc.rjy-ap@gov.in

 

Other officers in the Branch  (Name, Qualification & Designation)

     Nil

 

 Broad outline of activities of the Branch 

 

:

  • Research, mainly operational research on different aspects of filariasis and also on other communicable diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yaws, STH
  • Training to various public health personnel on vector borne & other communicable diseases.
  • Provide Services to public through filarial clinic.
  • Supervision of ongoing National disease control programmes and advise to State Governments & NGOs.
  • Apart from that other duties like outbreak investigations etc being carried out as assigned by Directorate.

 

Training Programmes

 

:

  • Training course on Filariology for Filaria Inspectors/Technicians for 10 working days- 2 courses
  • Training course on Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination for Medical Officers/Biologists/District Programme Officers for 5 working days- 2 courses

 

Major Achievements

 

:

  1. Providing Lymph edema management services to Filaria patients attending Filaria clinics.
  2. Contributed towards successful completion of study on Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) prevalence in six districts of Andhra Pradesh and study on assessment of Albendazole efficacy against Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) at East Godaveri district of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Evaluation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Compliance in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram & West Godaveri districts of Andhra Pradesh and Warangal district of Telangana State.

 

Research Projects undertaken

 

:

  • Phase III Field evaluation of Duranet LLIN against malaria vector mosquitoes
  • Study on the present status of microfilaria, its intensity of infection and transmission in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
  • A study to assess micro filarial prevalence, intensity of infection and transmission among hostel students and community around the hostels of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

Publications

:

Mukhopadhyay AK, Patnaik SK, Wattal S: Lymphatic Filariasis Survey in social welfare hostels in twin Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh.  Indian Journal of Pub. Health, Research & Development; 2013(4):219.

 Any other specialized activity

:

Conducting surveillance of Aedes species of mosquitoes the vectors of Yellow fever Dengue/DHF, chikungunya  and Zika virus at various sites like in  Andhra Pradesh like Vishakhapatnam Sea Port, plant nurseries  of East Godavari District and in Rajahmundry town and rural areas of East Godavari District.