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

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Enterovirus Division

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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
MBBS, MD, DHM
Joint Director
Email ID- purva[dot]pankaj[at]gov.in

 

*Other Officers in the Division

 

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

 

 *Other staff in the Division

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Sh. Bijender Kumar
12th
Technician
Email ID- bijenderk262[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

Sh. Harish Kumar
12th
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