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Division of Biochemistry & Toxicology

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Full Mailing Address:

Division of Biochemistry & Toxicology,
National Centre for Disease Control,
22- Sham Nath Marg, Delhi – 110054.
Tele Fax. No. 011-20836066

 

Head of the Division:

 

 

Dr. Meera Dhuria
MBBS, MD, MBA (HCA)

Joint Director
Telephone Number: 011-20836066
Email ID- meera.dhuria@gov.in, headncd@gmail.com

 

 

*Other Officer in the Division

 

Dr. Garima Srivastava
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Deputy Assistant Director
Telephone Number: 011- 23981225
Email ID- srivastavagarima882@gmail.com

 

 

Dr. Priyanka Kundra
MBBS, DNB (Anesthesia)

Senior Medical Officer
Telephone Number: 011- 23912893
Email ID: priyanka.kundra@lhmc-hosp.gov.in

 

 

 

*Other Staff in the Division

 

 

Mr. A. Anabarasan
BSc

Technician
Email ID: anbarasuak1@gmail.com

 

 

Mr. Satyam Verma
B.Sc. (Chemistry)

Technician
Email ID: sv9621979471@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mr. Lalit Kumar Tyagi
Tech in Biotechnology

Lab Assistant
Email ID: bio.lalit@gmail.com

 

 

Mr. Rajendra Kumar
5th Pass

Animal Attendant

 

 

Biochemistry SAMPLE REFERRAL FORMNew

Details of National Programmes

  1. National Programmes implemented through division are as under:

The Division provides technical support to following two National programmes:

  • National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP)
  • National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF)

 

Email ID of Programme: N/A

Officer In Charge: Dr Meera Dhuria, MBBS, MD, MBA (HCA), Joint Director

 Training of Trainers under NPPCF

 

 

Biochemistry Laboratory

 

Details of Laboratories/Units:

 

  1. Laboratories/ units under the Division:

Lab/Unit name:

  • Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory
  • National Reference Laboratory for NIDDCP and Northern region IDD Monitoring Laboratory
  • National Reference Laboratory for NPPCF

Officer in Charge of Lab/Unit: Dr Meera Dhuria, MBBS, MD, MBA (HCA), Joint Director

               Lab/Unit details:

  • The Biochemistry and Toxicology Division houses National Reference Laboratory for National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP) and National Reference Laboratory for National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF).
  • The Division is providing technical support to two National Programmes - NIDDCP and NPPCF with respect to programme monitoring, laboratory monitoring and imparting manpower training as the National Reference Centre. Working in collaboration with Nutrition & IDD Cell, Dte.GHS., MoHFW.
  • Division works in coordination with Health & Wellness Centre, NCDC, Delhi for biochemical screening of risk assessment of NCDs like Diabetes Mellitus, hypertension, cardiac diseases, renal diseases and gout, etc.
  • The Division is also in process of setting up of heavy metals testing laboratory, which could serve as the Referral Laboratory for incidents of heavy metal poisoning or diseases of chemical origin.
  • The Division also imparts internship training to graduate and postgraduate students of Biochemistry and allied subjects.

 

  1. Mandate of the Division:
  • Technical support to NIDDCP and NPPCF
  • Capacity building
  • Information, Education, Communication (IEC) & Advocacy with policy makers and National Program managers.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Research
  • Biochemical Screening of clinical samples

 

  1. Research projects and Publication (With website link):
  • 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, August 2021
  • Project entitled “Vitamin D, serum Calcium and serum Phosphorous screening of NCDC and NCVBDC employees by Centre for NCD & Biochemistry Division, NCDC, Delhi”, March 2023

Publications

  • CD Alert on Fluorosis. March 2022. NCDC Website: Home » Resource/Digital Library » CD Alert
  • “Assessment of Iodine in Salt Samples from North Delhi Schools” published in Journal of Communicable Diseases, Vol. 52, Issue - 3, 2020
  • Iodine is essential for health (स्वास्थ्य केलिए आवश्यक है, आयोडीन), Vigyan Pragati

Trainings conducted

  • 2nd Batch Training of Trainers (ToTs) under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis for district Fluorosis Consultants and State Nodal Officers of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkand and Karnataka, 1-3 Feb, 23
  • 2nd Batch Training of Laboratory Technicians (ToLTs) under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis for participants from Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, 6-10, Feb 23

 

  1. Student dissertations
  2. “Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis among primary school children of Delhi residing in area/s with greater than permissible Fluoride concentration in ground water: A cross-sectional study”. April to July 2022
  3. “Assessment of the Total Thyroid Profile using ELISA technique”. April to August 2022
  4. “Clinical Biochemistry tests for identifying various parameters of health and disease”. May to July 2022
  5. Branches Under Division: N/A