National Institute Of Communicable Diseases Delhi

National Institute Of Communicable Diseases Delhi

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) had its origin as Central Malaria Bureau, launched at Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1909 and following expansion was renamed in 1927 as the Malaria Survey of India. The establishment was shifted to Delhi in 1938 and named as the Malaria Institute of India (MII). In view of the drastic reduction achieved in the incidence of malaria under National Malaria Eradication Programme (NMEP), Government of India determined to regroup and extend the activities of the institute to cover other communicable diseases.

The NICD was established to function as a national centre of excellence for control of communicable diseases. The function of the institute also included various areas of training and research using multi-disciplinary integrated approach.The NICD campus at Delhi blankets an approximative fields of 15.35 estate which includes the previous official residence of Commander in Chief of the Indian Army and now houses the administrative block, library, divisions of epidemiology and parasitic diseases.

The NICD was, in addition, expected to furnish expertise to the States and Union Territories (UTs) on speedy health assessment and laboratory based diagnostic services. Surveillance of communicable diseases and outbreak investigation also constituted an indispensable part of its activities. The Institute is one of its unique types in the city of Delhi having so much of green area with almost 80% as open area.

National institute of communicable diseases
(M/o Health & Family Welfare, Government of India)
Directorate General of Health Services
22, Sham Nath Marg
New Delhi 110054
Ph.: 011-23971060/1272/1520/1449
Fax: 0651-2290860

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