The Regional VRDL, ICMR- RMRC, Dibrugarh Assam has achieved a small milestone by completing a hundred thousand (One Lakh) COVID-19 diagnosis test reports by RT-PCR for the people of the NE Region on 2nd August 2020.

 

rmrc lab buildingICMR- Regional Medical Research Centre, NE, Dibrugarh is one of the 26 permanent institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research. The Centre was established on 12th day of July in the year 1982. It covers the most remote and less developed eight states of the north-eastern region of India and is responsible for carrying out Biomedical Research in the region and runs with intramural grant from ICMR and extramural adhoc projects from different funding agencies.

Its current primary focus of research is on (i) Mosquito borne diseases (ii) HIV and drug abuse (iii) Trematode infection (iv) Haemoglobinopathies. The secondary focus of research of the center is on (i) Cancer nasopharynx, oesophagus, stomach (ii) Cardiovascular diseases (iii) Medicinal plants of NE India (iv) Nutrition. Subsequently, keeping in view of the research needs of the eight states of N.E. region of India, the Centre has identified a few newer areas of research.

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