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 City Name   AQI Value 
Delhi 374
Ghaziabad 330
Gurugram 329
Noida 343

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Division of Biochemistry & Toxicology

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Full Mailing Address:

Division of Biochemistry & Toxicology,

National Centre for Disease Control,

22- Sham Nath Marg, Delhi – 110054.

Tele Fax. No. 011-20836066

 

 

 

Head of the Division:

 

 

Dr. Meera Dhuria
MBBS, MD, MBA (HCA)
Joint Director
Email ID-
meera.dhuria@gov.in

 

 

 

 

 

*Other Officer in the Division

 

 

Dr. Garima Srivastava
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director
Email ID
- srivastavagarima882@gmail.com

 

 

*Other Staff in the Division

 

Mr. A. Anabarasan
BSc
Technician

 

 

Mr. Lalit Kumar Tyagi
B.
Tech in Biotechnology
Lab Assistant

 

 

Mr. Rajendra Kumar
5th Pass
Animal Attendant

 

 

National Programs implemented though division are as under:

 

Sr. No

National Programs

Official Email ID

1

National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program (NIDDCP)

headncd@gmail.com

2

National Program for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF)

headncd@gmail.com

 

Laboratories/Units under division -                                                   Officer in charge of unit

  1. Biochemistry Laboratory        Meera Dhuria

 

Mandate of Division of Biochemistry & Toxicology at NCDC, Delhi includes:

 

  1. Technical support to NIDDCP and NPPCF
  2. Capacity building
  3. Information, Education, Communication (IEC) & Advocacy with policy makers and National Program managers.
  4. Monitoring & Evaluation
  5. Research
  6. Biochemical Screening of clinical samples

 

Details of Divisional Activities:

2020-2021

  • A project on “Screening of NCDC officers/officials for thyroid disease, in view of higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 infection” and continuation of NIDDCP (National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program) funded by NCDC, Delhi.
  • A study on Clinico-epidemiological profile of the COVID-19 patients admitted in tertiary care hospitals for treatment and management at Delhi.
  • Division works with Health & Wellness Centre, NCDC, Delhi for biochemical screening of risk assessment of NCDs like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiac diseases, renal diseases and gout, etc.

 

Covid-19 response:

  • Participation in NCDC Public Health Teams.

Expert Group meetings/Workshop

  • Division conducted two-day Brain Storming Session on Strengthening the role of NCDC in implementation of NPPCF with Experts like Dr. Susheela AK, Executive Director, Fluorosis Research & Rural Development Foundation, Delhi, Dr. Pravesh Mehra, HOD, Dental Surgery Department, LHMC, New Delhi and Dr. Pradeep Saxena, Sr. CMO (SAG), NCDC, Delhi in September; 2021.

2019-20

  • Iodine Deficiency Disorder Awareness Program
  • Division organised Iodine Deficiency Disorder Awareness Program in Delhi to spread awareness among the school children and teachers in October, 2019. Lectures were delivered on Iodine importance followed by painting competition in schools for creating awareness on Iodine consumption.
  • Salt samples were also collected from school children and teachers for assessing the iodine consumption.

 

  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
  • Division organised Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Day to create awareness on importance of iodine among the NCDC officials by organizing lectures on importance on the role of iodine and present scenario by experts/eminent persons at the National level in October, 2019.

Awareness Program/Special days etc.

  • Training on General Safety in Lab and Bio Medical Waste Management for MTS and Housekeeping contractual staff
  • Day to day functioning of First Aid Wellness Centre at NCDC.

 

Summer Internship Training conducted for students from

  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida

 

Capacity Building:

  • Lab Technician trained under NPPCF.

Current Projects:

  • Preparation of CD Alert on Fluorosis.
  • Preparation of CD Alert on Iodine Deficiency

 

Publications /Guidelines:

  • CD Alert on Diabetes.
  • “Assessment of Iodine in Salt Samples from North Delhi Schools” published in Journal of Communicable Diseases, Vol. 52, Issue – 3, 2020.
  • Iodine is essential for health (स्वास्थ्यकेलिएआवश्यकहै, आयोडीन), Vigyan Pragati.