NIREH celebrates its 9th Foundation Day

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2018 11:59:50


Staff Reporter,

ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH), established on October 11, 2010, in Bhopal, celebrated its 9th Foundation Day. Professor Sarman Singh, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, was the chief guest of the function, who also delivered the NIREH Foundation Day Oration lecture on the topic ‘Environment and Mycobacterial Diseases’.

In his lecture, he gave an account of various diseases caused by different mycobacterial species and emphasised the risk factors, most common clinical manifestations and treatment regimens for the oft-neglected non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases. Dr M Vishnu Vardhan Rao, Director, ICMR-National Institute of Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS), New Delhi, was the guest of honour in the function.

In his address, Dr Rao emphasised that NIREH, being the only institute for environmental health research in the country, has a larger role to play in the emerging health issues related to the environment.

He also discussed the growing importance of Statistics in environmental health research and stressed upon the need to focus more on data-driven research. At the beginning of the function, an overview of the institute’s research activities and its achievements was presented by its Director, Dr. R.R. Tiwari.