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

Patna Branch


Patna Branch, National Centre for Diseases Control
Formerly Kala-Azar Unit, NICD




Mailing address 




National Centre for Disease Control, Patna Branch
16-Kitab Bhawan Lane, North S. K. Puri,

Tel No. (O): 0612-2572848
Fax. No. : 0612-2572849


Name, Designation and Contact details of the Officer- In- charge of the Branch


Dr. Ram Singh(NM)

Joint Director & OIC

Tel. No. (R) : 0612-2571314
Mobile  : 09430001486
E. mail  :


Other officers in the Branch    




Dr. Mazhar Hussain

Senior Medical Officer


Broad activities of the Branch

  • To carry out detailed entomological studies on the presence, distribution, population dynamics of the Kala-azar vector, dynamics of transmission and vector control measures thereof.
  • To undertake detailed parasitological surveys to assess the magnitude of problem in the various affected districts
  • To recommend suitable drug therapy and vector control strategy
  • To develop trained manpower for the effective surveillance and control Kala-Azar