क्षेत्रीय आयुर्विज्ञान अनुसंधान केन्द्र
(भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अुनसंधान परिषद)

पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत


Ongoing Projects
Sl No Name of the Project Name of P.I Name of Co-Investigators Team Members
1 Establishment of a network of laboratories for managing epidemics and natural calamities. Dr. P Vijayachari .Dr. A. P. Sugunan, Dr. Burma , Former DHS , Port Blair Dr.ArivudaiNambi.S Dr.PunnamChander M Ms. M. Rajamani Ms. Shivangi Sharma Mrs. Seena Kumari Mrs. Poornima Biswas
2 Control of Tuberculosis among the Nicobarese of Car Nicobar: Consolidating the Gains of Strengthened Public Health System and the recent Socio-Economic Progress Dr. P. Vijayachari Dr. A. P. Sugunan, Dr.Rehnuma Parvez Ms. Shradha Raj Mr. N.C. Prabhu Ms. S. Geerthana Ms. Aarthy Ms. T. Nithu Ms. Neena Ms. Susheela
3 Surveillance of long-term sequelae of chronic Hepatitis B infection and risk reduction among the Nicobarese of Car Nicobar. Dr. A. P. Sugunan Dr. N. Muruganandam, Dr.Rehnuma Parvez Mr. Kartick Mr. M. Shivan Mr. B. Vignesh
4 Study on the prevalence of oral premalignant and malignant lesions and the associated viral etiological agents among the tribal population of Car Nicobar Islands Dr.Rehnuma Parvez Dr. N. Muruganandam Dr. Nimisha. S Ms. Selestica
5 Prevalence of uterine cervical high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and its sociodemographic determinants among married tribal and non-tribal women of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Dr.Rehnuma Parvez Dr. N. Muruganandam Ms. Lipika Biswas Ms. Nisha
6 Surveillance of high-risk group viral pathogens causing influenza like illness in Car Nicobar. Dr. N. Muruganandam Dr.Rehnuma Parvez Mr. M. Keshavan
Ongoing Schemes
Sl No Name of the Project Nodal Persons/Coordinators Team Members
1 Inter-Sectorial Coordination Programme for Prevention and control of Zoonotic Diseases in India. Launched by National centre for disease control,Directorate General of Health Services ,Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt. of India. Dr. P.Vijayachari , Director , RMRC, Dr. Abijith Roy , DD Health , DHS , Port Blair, Dr. Krishna Mohan , IDSP , DHS , Andhra Pradesh, Nodal officers , IDSP , Tamil Nadu and Puduchery, Nodal officer,IDSP, Tamil Nadu Awaiting the approval - current financial year
2 Establishment of Model Rural Health Research Unit Launched by Department of Health Research , Ministry of health & family welfare , government of India. Dr. P.Vijayachari , Director , RMRC, Dr . Omkar Singh , DHS, Dr .RK. Halder , CMO , CHC , Bambooflat Village Under COnstruction

Completed projects
Sl No Project Title Funding Agency Duration of Project Name of PI Completed in
1 Seroprevalence of Leptospirosis among tribal population of A&N Islands ICMR Two years Dr.P. Vijayachari 1997
2 Health & nutritional assessment of primitive tribes of A & N Islands A.A.J.V.S. Two years Dr.V.G. Rao 1999
3 Prevalence of Viral Hepatitis among tribal population of A & N Islands ICMR Two years Dr.M.V. Murhekar 2000
4 Seroprevalence of Leptospirosis among school children of A & N Islands ICMR One year Dr.P. Vijayachari 1999
5 Studies on transmission dynamics diurnally sub periodic W. bancrofti in Nancowry
group of Islands
ICMR Three years Dr.A.N. Shriram 2002
6 Prevalence of Haemoglobinopathies and G6PD deficiency among primitive
tribal population
ICMR Three years Dr. K.M. Murhekar 2002
7 Estimate of disease burden due to shigellosis in rural community inAndamans ICMR One year Dr.A.R. Ghosh 2000
8 Prevention and control of Hepatitis B infection among the primitive
tribes of A & N Islands
ICMR Three years Dr.M.V. Murhekar 2003
9 Study on Genetic Diversity in tribal population of A & N Islands DBT Three years Dr. Sunita Singh 2003
10 A pilot study on haemoglobinopathies and viral markers in a population among primitive tribes ICMR One year Dr.Kanchan Murhekar 2001
11 Development of IgM Elisa for the diagnosis of Leptospirosis DBT Two years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2002
12 Assessment of disease burden due to Leptospirosis – Task Force ICMR Three years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2003
13 Molecular characterization of Leptospiral isolates by using Restriction
Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Techniques.
DBT Four years Dr. D. Biswas 2005
14 Tuberculosis situation in the isolated tribal community of Car Nicobar
13 years after the intensified tuberculosis programme – Through WHO Project IND
RPC 001.RB.00.
WHO Three years Dr.M.V. Murhekar 2003
15 Studies on Molecular Epidemiology of Shigellosis of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. ICMR Three years Dr.A.R. Ghosh 2005
16 Further strengthening of National Leptospirosis Reference Centre ICMR Three years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2006
17 Development and evaluation of Leptospirosis Latex Agglutination Test. WHO Two years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2004
18 Application of PCR rapid diagnosis of Leptospirosis. ICMR Three years Dr.D. Biswas 2005
19 Development of systems for the expression of recombinant OmPL – 1 and
Lip L 41 of Leptospira autumnatis of Autumunalis serogroup and their
immunoprotective protential.
DBT Three years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2006
20 Antenatal Screening for HBs Ag. and Prevention of perinatal transmission
of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection with Hepatitis B immunoglobin
and for Hepatitis B Vaccine in a tribal community.
ICMR Four years Dr.A.P. Sugunan 2008
21 Genomic diversity of HLA Genes among the Jarawa, a primitive negrito tribe
of Andaman & Nicobar Island
ICMR Two years Dr. Sunita Singh 2006
22 Immunological Studies on tribal population of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. ICMR Three years Dr. Sameer Sharma 2007
23 Malaria susceptibility and SNPs Investigations among the Jarawas
and Onges Tribal population of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
ICMR Three years Dr.M.G. Madanan 2007
24 Molecular Epidemiology of Hepatitis B infection among the tribes
of…….. Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
ICMR One & half years Dr.K.M. Murhekar 2005
25 Field evaluation of indigenously developed Latex Agglutination Test for
diagnosis of Leptospirosis
WHO Two years Dr.P. Vijayachari 2006
26 Fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis of different
genomic species – development of species specific markers for identification
of Leptospires
ICMR Three years Dr.P.Vijayachari 2009
27 Identification, characterization and role of proteinases during the
pathogenesis of Leptospirosis
DST Three years Dr.M.G. Madanan 2011
28 Identification of differentially regulated proteins during the host pathogens
interaction of Leptospirosis and establishment of a proteome
data base
DBT Three years Dr.M.G. Madanan 2011
29 Molecular characterization of shigella sonnel isolated from Andaman & Nicobar
Islands and its significance in the epidemiology
of shigellosis
I.C.M.R Three Years Dr. Subarna Roy 2010
30 Evaluation of different simple and rapid tests for the diagnosis of Leptospirosis WHO One year Dr.P. Vijayachari 2009
31 Development of immuno-fluroscence detection system for early diagnosis
of human Leptospirosis
ICMR One year Dr. Sameer Sharma 2009
32 Development and evaluation of Random Amplified Targeted Sequence (RATS)
- PCR Finger Printing.
ICMR One year Dr. Subarna Roy 2009
33 Assessment of Risk factors of chronic non communicable diseases in A&N Islands ICMR Three years Dr.A.P. Sugunan 2011
34 Anti Leptospiral Activities of Homoeopathic Medicines Central Council for Research in Homoeo-pathy One year Dr.P. Vijayachari 2009
35 Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme under Central Monitoring Unit National Institute of Public
Cooperation and Child Development
One year Dr.A.P. Sugunan 2009
36 Assessment of impregnated bednet usage and its impact on malaria in A&N Islands NVBDCP One & half year Dr.A. N. Shriram 2008
37 Microbiological, clinical and epidemiological study of Childhood
diarrhea in hospitalized patients
ICMR 3 years Dr. A.P. Sugunan 2012
38 Assessment of nutritional status among pre-school children in
Andaman & Nicobar islands
ICMR 3 years Dr. M. Sathya Prakash, RO 2012
39 Clinico-pathological study of arthropathy and acute flaccid paralysis
following Chikungunya virus infection
ICMR 3 years P. Vijayachari 2012
40 Generation of traditional knowledge from tribal population on usage of medicinal
plants and seaweeds for the treatment of malaria of
Andaman & Nicobar islands.
ICMR 3 years P. Vijayachari 2013
41 Molecular characterization of diurnal sub-periodic W. bancrofti causing
Lymphatic filariasis among the tribes of Nancowry, A&N islands
ICMR 3 years Dr. D. Biswas (w.e.f. 1/2/2012 by
Dr. MG Madanan & Dr. IP Sunish)
42 Evaluation of Immuno-Chromatography Test (ICT) for rapid diagnosis of
Leptospirosis, developed by Ministry of Public Health, Govt. of Thailand
WHO 6 months Dr. P. Vijayachari 2012
43 Development of DNA vaccine for the diagnosis of leptospirosis ICMR 3 years P. Vijayachari 2014
44 Incidence of risk factors of Genital Tuberculosis among the women
of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
ICMR 3 years Dr. Rehnuma Parvez 2014
45 Bioecology of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus vector of Dengue and
Chikungunya in A & N Islands with respect to invasion to human habitation
ICMR 1 year Dr. A.N. Shriram 2013
46 Multicentric evaluation of L3 stage specific RT-PCR assay for the detection
of infective stage (L3) wuchereria bancrofti in vectors
ICMR 1 year Dr. A.N. Shriram 2014
47 Risk assessment of cholera through mapping of aquatic environment for vibrio cholera
and ctxo phage in Andaman & Nicobar islands.
ICMR SRF - Sayi DS 3 years Dr. P. Vijayachari 2014
48 Assessment of diet and nutritional status of urban population and prevalence
and determinants of hypertension and diabetes among adults in India”
under NNMB
ICMR 3 years Dr. P. Vijayachari 2015
49 Health system preparedness for intervention for Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic
Respiratory Diseases and Cardio vascular Disease and deaths due
to non-communicable diseases among the tribal population of India
ICMR 6 months P. Vijayachari 2016