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ICMR-NIMR Field Unit: Haridwar, Uttrakhand

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi opened a Field Unit (FU) under the aegis of a project on Integrated disease vector control of malaria in July 1986 to control malaria in industries using bio-environmental control strategy and to transfer the technology to other industries along with the basic and applied research. The FU successfully controlled malaria in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) by implementing different components of bio-environmental methods. The strategy was extended to other industries such as Indian drugs and pharmaceuticals Ltd (IDPL) Rishikesh, Indian Oil corporation (IOC) Mathura. The field unit has also successfully demonstrated elimination of malaria in two sub centre of Laksar and Bahadarabad CHCs.

Consultancy services have been provided for control of malaria and mosquito nuisance with the existing health infrastructures to different industries such as Vishakhapatnam Steel Project (VSP) Vishakhapatnam, Ordnance Factory, Tundla (UP) and Kanpur (UP), National Thermal Power Corporation, Shaktinagar, Rihandnagar, Unchahar (UP) and Talchar (Orissa), Atomic Power corporation, Narora (UP)

The FU has also taken up new challenging problems of malaria by pursuing research activities on bionomics of malaria vectors, monitoring of resistance in malaria vectors both against insecticides and malaria parasites against different drugs. Studies on relapse patterns in Plasmodium vivax cases and new molecules having antimalarial / insecticidal / repellent properties from plants have also been carried out. As a part of biological control, two hatcheries of larvivorous fishes (Poecilia reticulate) are being maintained for distribution and mass propagation in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Presently the FU extends support to the program for control of malaria and other vector borne diseases in Uttarakhand state. The unit serves as a referral center for cross checking of blood slides for malaria parasites and as a part of capacity building, training is provided to medical officers, vector borne disease consultants, entomologists and laboratory technicians of the state health department.

Research Staff

Research Staff

  1. Ashish Gupta, Research Scientist & Officer In-Charge
  2. Akhilesh Chandra Pandey, Technical Officer
  3. Mohan Dobhal, Lab Technician
Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Situation analysis and identification of risk factors of Dengue in Dehradun for its prevention and control
  2. Stratification of Malaria in district Saharanpur with reference to socio-economic and climatic factors associated with high malaria incidence
  3. Industrial Malaria Control
Recent Research Publications (last 5 years)

Recent Research Publications (last 5 years)

  1. Kumar A, Jaiswal V, Gupta A, Verma G. Larvicidal activity of methanol and chloroform extract of Swertia celiata against three mosquito vectors. J Commun. Dis. 2018, 50: 17-24.
  2. Kar PK, Haq S, Gupta A. Epidemiological and demographic characteristics of dengue at a tertiary care centre in Gujarat. J Vector Borne Dis. 2017, 54: 375-377.
  3. Raghavendra K, Barik TK, Sharma SK, Das M K, Dua V K, Pandey AC, Ojha, VP, Tiwari SN, Ghosh SK, Dash AP. A note on the insecticide susceptibility status of principal vector An. culicifacies in four states of India. J. Vector Borne Dis. 2014, 51:230-234
  4. Dua VK, Arvind K, Pandey AC, Sandeep Kumar. Insecticidal and genotoxic activity of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. (Fabaceae) against Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823. Parasites & Vectors. 2013, 6: 30
  5. Nutan N, Singh OP, Dua VK, Pandey AC, Nagpal BN, Adak T, Dash AP, Subbrao SK. Population Cytogenetic and Molecular Evidence for Existence of a New Species in Anophees fluviatilis Complex (Diptera: Culicidae). Infection Genetics and Evolution. 2013, 13: 218–223
  6. Dua VK, Pandey AC, Dash AP Adulticidal activity of essential oil of Lantana camara leaves against mosquitoes. Indian J Med Res. 2010,31: 434-439

Contact details

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research Field Unit
Sector-3, Dispensary, BHEL
Ranipur, Haridwar 249403
Uttrakhand, India.
Phone: +91-1334-233435
Email: gupta4268[at]

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