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Rajahmundry Branch

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


Mailing Address

R.F.T & R.C. , National centre for Disease Control, 20-10-2/1, Weavers Colony, Korukonda Road, Rajahmundry – 533105, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
Name, Designation and Contact
Details of the officer Incharge
of the Branch
Dr.A.K.Mukhopadhyay. M.Sc; PhD,FISCD
Tel/ Fax No. (O)   0883-2475690   
Tel No. (R) 0883- 2473855
E-mail : ncdcrjy@gmail.com

Broad 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 personal on vector borne & other communicable diseases.
  • Provide services to public through filarial & malaria 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


    Rajahmundry Branch:-

    1. Sh. Y. Raghava Reddy, Research Assistant
    2. Sh. William Tamizharasu, Technician
    3. Sh. P. Satya Babu, Lab. Assistant
    4. Sh. K.N.M. Bhuloka Rao, Lab. Assistant
    5. Sh. Jawahar Lal, Stenographer Gr. III
    6. Smt. K. Sailaza, U.D.C.
    7. Sh. Ch. V.V.N. Satish, L.D.C.
    8. Sh. V. Venkateswara Rao, Driver
    9. Sh. K. Gopala Rao, Driver 
    10. Sh. N. Rama Krishna, I/C
    11. Sh. K.S. Pandey, Lab. Attendant
    12. Sh. N. Kesavan, Field Worker
    13. Sh. P. Krishna, Field Worker
    14. Sh. K. Srinivasa Rao, Field Worker
    15. Sh. D. Padmavathi, Peon
    16. Sh. Ch.S.N. Murthy, Chowkidar
    17. Sh. K. Sudhakar, Safaiwala 

    On going Research Projects in the Branch since 2008-2011:


    1. Study on Vector & Vector control activities in Tribal Dominated Malaria
        Endemic Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

    Broad Objectives:

    • To evaluate quality of on-joining Vector Control Operations in malaria endemic tribal dominated Villages.
    • To note present Anopheline species in different Biotopes and their susceptibility status commonly used Insecticides.
    • To collect the reasons of Short-fall in vector control operations, in village level and to suggest remedial measures against it.

    2. Lymphatic Filariasis in Weavers community in East & West Godavari  
        Districts, Andhra Pradesh.

    Broad Objectives:

    • To evaluate the magnitude of lymphatic filariasis among weavers’ community in East & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • To note extent of mf carriers in the community
    • Transmission dynamics and the community participation in MDA Programme
    • Necessary steps to prevent transmission in the community with the help of State Government

    3. Study on prevalence of soil transmitted Helminthis, L.F and Yaws in tribal   
         dominated area of W. Godavari Dist.

    Broad Objectives:

    • To note the prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminthis (STH) and Lymphatic Filariasis in remote tribal dominated villages of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
    • To note the prevalence of sero-positive cases of Yaws in children under 5 years in the past yaws affected villages as well as yaws free villages.

    4.   Study on effect of cardanol/card-phenol extract of Anacardium occidentale L  shell on  different species of mosquito larvae in Andhra Pradesh.

    Broad Objectives:

    • To evaluate effect of cardanol, an extract of cashew nut shells (Anacardium occidental e L) on aquatic stages of different Vector mosquitoes in nature.

    Publications :

    1. Mukhopadhyay, A.K., Patnaik, S.K., Satyababu, P., K.N.M.B. Rao.  Knowledge on lymphatic filariasis and MDA Programme in filaria endemic districts of Andhra Pradesh.2008,  Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 45 (1), p. 73-75
    1. Kingsley Aside, Bernard Amouzou, Akshay Dhariwal, Marc Karam, Derek Lobo, Sarath Patnaik, Andre Meheus  Yaws eradication past efforts and future perspectives.  Bulletin of the WHO Volume:86, Number 7, July, 2008, 499
    1. Mukhopadhyay AK . Evaluation of on going indoor residual spray      programme  in   malaria endemic districts of Andhra Pradesh.2009 Proceedings, Implications of Climate change on Mosquito borne Diseases & its impact on Public Health. Osmania University    Hyderabad: 20th August 2009 . 63 - 67
    1. Mukhopadhyay AK, Tamizharasu W., Satya Babu P., Chandar G, Hati AK. Effect of common salt on laboratory reared immature stages of Aedes aegypti (L) . 2010,.Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine . March 1-5.
    1. Mukhopadhyay AK . Lymphatic filariasis in Andhra Pradesh Paper Mill Colony, Rajahmundry after nine rounds of MDA Programme. 2010. J .Vector Borne Dis .47 (1): 55 - 57
    1. Mukhopadhyay A K. Hati A K. Tamizharasu W & Satya Babu P. Larvicidal    properties of cashew nut shell liquid ( Anacardium occidentale L) on immature stages of two mosquitoes species in part of Andhra Pradesh.2010. J.Vector Borne Dis .47 ( 4) : 257- 260.

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