Government of India National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Department of Health & Family Welfare
National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - Government of India

Air Pollution Data from CPCB

 City Name   AQI Value 
Delhi 192
Ghaziabad 154
Gurugram 222
Noida 166

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Enterovirus Division


Enterovirus Division


Full Mailing Address:

Enterovirus Division,
National Centre for Disease Control,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


Head of the Division:



Dr. Purva Pankaj Sarkate
Joint Director
Email ID- purva[dot]pankaj[at]


*Other Officers in the Division


Dr. Purbasha Bera
Deputy Director
Email ID- purbasha[dot]bera[at]ncdc[dot]gov[dot]in


 *Other staff in the Division


Sh. Suresh Chandra
Assistant Research Officer
Email ID- sureshchandra244[at]gmail[dot]com



Dr. Usha Gupta
Research Assistant
Email ID- guptaushaa[at]gmail[dot]com



Dr. Ishwar Singh
Email ID- dr[dot]ishwar[at]ncdc[dot]gov[dot]in



Sh. R. Vishnu Raj Pillai
B.Sc. (H)
Email ID- r[dot]vishnu[at]ncdc[dot]gov[dot]in



Sh. Deepesh
Email ID- deepesh[dot]sagar[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in



Sh. Bijender Kumar
Email ID- bijenderk262[at]gmail[dot]com



Sh. Harish Kumar
Laboratory Attendant
Email ID- harishncdc[at]gmail[dot]com


National programmes implemented though division are as under

The Laboratory is a part of
1. Global Polio Laboratory Network, WHO
2. Measles & Rubella Laboratory Network, WHO

The Division is also carrying out the Project “Genomic monitoring of COVID-19 through Waste
Water Surveillance”

Laboratories/ Units under division -
1. Cell Culture Laboratory
2. Virus Isolation Laboratory
3. PCR Laboratory
4. Environmental Surveillance Laboratory
5. Immunodiagnostics Laboratory

Activities undertaken in the division –
1. Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance
2. Environmental Poliovirus Surveillance
3. Measles and Rubella Surveillance
4. Diagnostic tests for Other viruses such as Mumps, Varicella Zoster, Parvo Virus B 19, Epstein Barr
Virus Human Herpes Virus-6 and Enteroviruses.
5. Environmental Surveillance of COVID-19


Current Research projects –

Publications /Guidelines –

  1. Kaundal, Nirmal, PurvaSarkate, Charu Prakash, and Narayan Rishi. "Comparison of ELISA and
    dual stage real time RT-PCR to differentiate Sabin like and non-Sabin like poliovirus
    isolates." VirusDisease 28, no. 2 (2017): 141-145.
  2. Kaundal, Nirmal, PurvaSarkate, Charu Prakash, and Narayan Rishi. "Environmental surveillance
    of polioviruses with special reference to L20B cell line." VirusDisease 28, no. 4 (2017): 383-389.
  3. Sarkate PP, Bera P, Kaundal N, Lovekesh, Sood S, Singh SK, Prakash C. Sewage Analysis as a Tool
    for Environmental Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2: Experience from Delhi, India. J Commun Dis.
    2021; 53(2): 1-13


Sewage Sample Collection in the Field




Microscopy for detection of Cytopathic Effect



Molecular Testing for Measles- Rubella


Sewage Concentration for Environmental Surveillance


Cytopathic Effect in Cell Lines

Normal L20B cell line without cytopathic effect



Cytopathic effect (Polio virus) in L20B cell line



Standardization of NCDC Method for Wastewater Surveillance of COVID-19





The Team