ICMR-NITM joins hands with the Govt. of Karnataka in combating the COVID-19 through its diagnostics and research services, with highly skilled and dedicated team of Scientists/Technical Officers and Medical staff working 24/7 for timely reporting of COVID 19 test results. The testing lab operates with highest Biosafety and Quality Control standards and the institute has recently published a comprehensive Biosafety and Biosecurity Manual 2020 for use in any biomedical laboratory, which can be available from the Institute Library. In parallel, our workforce comprising of interdisciplinary team of experienced scientists are also actively engaged in deciphering potential leads and formulations from traditionally used medicinal plants to defeat this global threat.
Dr. Debprasad Chattopadhyay
Welcome to ICMR- National Institute of Traditional Medicine
Indian Council of Medical Research an autonomous body under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The objective of establishing this centre is to carry out scientific evaluation of herbal medicines, both from codified as well as non-codified systems. The centre will also conduct studies on diseases of regional importance and the utility of traditional medicines in treatment of these diseases.
The Centre has taken up research on scientific validation of Herbal and Traditional Medicine, through studies in phytochemistry, efficacy, safety, mode of action and clinical evaluation of herb, its ingredients and traditional formulations, as the thrust area. NITM is also involved in studies on prevalence of various diseases at regional level, and lending active support to the State health authorities in investigation of outbreaks, laboratory confirmations, as well as providing infrastructural support and expertise in the relevant fields of interest. Furthermore, NITM Belagavi is serving as a nodal Centre for execution of various Task Force projects and Schemes of the ICMR and DHR