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Gurugram 211
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Centre for Non Communicable Diseases



Full Mailing Address:

Centre for Non Communicable Diseases,

National Centre for Disease Control,

22- Sham Nath Marg, Delhi – 110054.

Tele Fax. No. 011-20836066




Head of the Division:



Dr. Meera Dhuria
Joint Director
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*Other Staff in the Division

Dr. Jai Karan
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Dr. Navin Verma
Deputy Director (PH)
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Dr. Garima Srivastava
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director
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Dr. Surya A S
Medical Officer
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*Photo Not Available*



Mr. Ved Prakash
Lab Attendant




Mr. Kuldeep Singh
High School
Insect Collector




National Programs implemented though division are as under:



National Programs: National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke

Official Email ID:

Officers: Dr. Meera Dhuria, HOD & JD

Dr. Jai Karan, Adviser

Dr. Navin Verma, DD

Dr. Garima Srivastava, DAD

Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, AD



Laboratories/ Units under division -                                            Officer in charge of unit

  1. Biochemistry Laboratory                                                               Dr. Meera Dhuria


Mandate of Centre for NCDs at NCDC, Delhi includes:


  1. Technical support to NPCDCS (National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke)
  2. Capacity building
  3. Information, Education, Communication (IEC) & Advocacy with policy makers and NPCDCS Program managers
  4. Monitoring & Evaluation
  5. Research


Activities undertaken in the division –


  1. Centre for NCDs was established in February, 2015.




Details of Divisional Activities:



  • A project on “Screening of NCDC officers/officials for thyroid disease, in view of higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 infection” and continuation of NIDDCP (National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program) funded by NCDC, Delhi.
  • A study on Clinico-epidemiological profile of the COVID-19 patients admitted in tertiary care hospitals for treatment and management at Delhi.
  • Officers of the division are members of committee for the project “PRATAP” (Program for Risky behaviour and Attitude in Trauma Prevention).

Covid-19 response:

  • Central Team visits to Maharashtra for review of Covid-19 during second wave and also after Omicron variant detection.
  • Multiple inspection visits to Delhi Covid Hospitals for Covid-19 death audit and preparedness.
  • Covid-19 periodic surveillance and review for Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh in coordination with IDSP and EPID Divisions.
  • Participation in NCDC Public Health Teams.

Risk Communication:

  • FM Rainbow live phone in Program on Cancer Awareness by Dr Anshu Sharma on 2nd Feb, 2021.
  • Faculty for development of Risk Communication Modules for IEC Officers of States. Also, lecture delivered during pilot regarding the same.
  • Lecture regarding NPCDCS Case study from India given on 5th Mar, 2021 in 6th International Course on Public Health Approaches to NCDs organized by World NCD Federation and others.
  • Lecture given on 26th Mar, 2021 in Online International Conference on Public Health organized by Navrachana University, Gujarat.
  • Speaker for “National Dissemination Workshop: Multi State Formative Assessment findings on NCDs” on 10th Dec, 2021 by PPHF (People to People Health Foundation).

Activities by NCD India EIS Officer:

  • Epidemiological investigation of death case of Influenza A (H5), Gurugram, Haryana, 20th July, 2021.
  • Oral scientific presentations in Taiwan South East Asia and Western Pacific Bi-regional FETP, Delhi. Also, poster presentation in IAPSMCON.
  • Case study pilot test: Investigating a Post-Pandemic Stroke Surge at a Capital City Hospital.



  • Received Tephinet (International NGO) grant for a study on “Effectiveness of the Information Education Communication (IEC) and counselling in reducing the non-communicable disease risk factors among the hypertensive patients attending NCD clinics, Punjab, India”.
  • Field visits to one district per state to assess the system readiness to roll out Population based screening of NCDs in collaboration with NHSRC - Visited Bokaro (Jharkhand), Wardha (Maharashtra) and South District (Tripura).


Awareness Program/Special days etc.

  • BLS and ACLS training arranged for NCDC officials at Anesthesia department, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital.
  • World Cancer Day 2019 - Lecture demonstration session on Breast Self-Examination and a talk on Cervical Cancer screening for raising the awareness among its Lady Officers and officials on early detection for risk reduction of cancers.
  • Talk on “Health Issues in women” at Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, Delhi University
  • World Health Day 2019 [Universal Health Coverage]:
  • Universal Health Coverage in the Indian Context of Health & Wellness Centres, Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Scheme and NCD Risk Factor Management
  • Talk on Food and Nutrition
  • Technical Session on World No Tobacco Day
  • International Yoga Day 2019 - Yoga and demonstrate benefits of Yogasanas in daily life
  • Technical session on Cancer Awareness & Prevention at Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University.
  • Debate Competition and technical session on “Risk factor NCD & Computer injury” at College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University.
  • Risk Factors for Non Communicable Diseases
  • Screen Time
  • Obesity
  • Practical aspects to reduce Screen Time
  • Cancer awareness & prevention Program for DEO/MTS /Housekeeping contractual staff
  • Training on General Safety in Lab and Bio Medical Waste Management for MTS and Housekeeping contractual staff
  • Day to day functioning of First Aid Wellness Centre at NCDC.
  • Supported FETP in States of Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh and Kashmir.
  • Supported preparation of articles for Newsletter, replies to Parliament questions, RTI, etc.


Expert Group meetings/Workshop

  • Expert Group Meetings on CKD guidelines under NPCDCS
    • Additions and suggestions on the drafted CKD guidelines in reference to service delivery framework under NPCDCS.
  • Expert Group Meeting on Computer injuries.
  • Conflicts Resolution and Behavior Management (Team Building Workshop).
    • Expert Group Meetings to review the draft guidelines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Asthma management under NPCDCS at NCDC.
    • Expert group meeting for identifying the gaps and areas of collaborations in the management and surveillance of Neuro-Developmental Disorders (NDD) under NMHP at NCDC.

Summer Internship Training conducted for students from

  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida






  • Projects by EIS officer in NCDs: Study on factors contributing to pre-hospital delay and hospital delay in acute coronary syndrome cases admitted to tertiary care centre (Safdarjang Hospital) - Delhi, October - December 2018.
  • Internal review of NPCDCS in the initial 100 districts of Program implementation (2010-11), Nov 2015 - Feb 2016 (Ambala, Darjeeling, Rajkot, Hoshiarpur, Tuticorin, Bokaro, Dibrugarh, Imphal East, Shimoga, and Jaisalmer).
  • Convened an expert group meeting for standardization of the Medical Officer training module and developed a training module for MO to roll out PBS for NCD under NPCDCS.

Capacity Building:

  • Pretested and finalised the standardised training module for Medical officer to roll out population level screening for NCD under NPCDCS.
  • Conducted National Level TOTs for medical officer to roll out Population Level Screening for NCD in 29 states and 4 UTs (148 master trainers trained).

National NCD Monitoring Survey 2017-18

  • Centre for NCD, NCDC, Delhi was one of the implementing agency for the NNMS in seven northern states of India namely Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. The survey was done in 52 selected primary sampling units (PSU), Survey started on 23rd Oct, 2017 and Data collection completed on 4th March, 2018.

Experts Meeting and Special days

  • World Health Day 2018

    [Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere]

    Technical session on:

  • Universal Health Coverage: Progress under SDG
  • Mental Health: Critical area under Universal Health coverage
  • Technical session on Holistic Approach in Hypertension Management
  • Yoga Day Celebration
  • Expert Group Meeting to review draft guidelines on COPD & ASTHMA under NPCDCS Program.
  • World Heart Day Technical session and poster making competition at Indraprastha College, Delhi University.
  • World Stroke Day
  • Meeting on screening and diagnosis protocol for COPD/ASTHMA at NCDC.


Current Research projects:

  • Preparation of CD Alert on Fluorosis.
  • Preparation of CD Alert on Iodine Deficiency Disorders.
  • Preparation and reviewing the guidelines on Computer Injury & Awareness.
  • Field testing of screening protocol for COPD / Asthma in collaboration with AIIMS at Ballabhgarh.
  • Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) management under NPCDCS.

Publications /Guidelines:

  • Experience and Challenges in Establishing Quarantine Facility for Suspected COVID-19 Cases. Garg S, Kumar A, Nale T, Verma N, Dhuria M, Jain SK, Kishore J, Singh SK.: Field Briefing. Epidem Int. 2021; 6(3): 1-8
  • Guidelines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Asthma management under NPCDCS.
  • Training Module for Medical Officers for Prevention, Control and Population level Screening of Hypertension, Diabetes and Common Cancer (Oral, Breast and Cervical) under NPCDCS.
  • IEC Material on PBS and NCDs released on 16th May 2017.
  • CD Alert on Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • CD Alert on Diabetes.
  • “Assessment of Iodine in Salt Samples from North Delhi Schools” published in Journal of Communicable Diseases, Vol. 52, Issue – 3, 2020.
  • National Non Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS) in India: Estimating risk Factors prevalence in Adult population 3. Iodine is essential for health (स्वास्थ्यकेलिएआवश्यक है, आयोडीन), Vigyan Pragati.