- Ashish Gupta, Research Scientist & Officer In-Charge
- Akhilesh Chandra Pandey, Technical Officer
- Mohan Dobhal, Lab Technician
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.
ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research Field Unit
Sector-3, Dispensary, BHEL
Ranipur, Haridwar 249403