Webinar on the occasion of World Health Day on 7th April 2021
ICMR- NCDIR, Bengaluru organised a webinar ‘Reducing health inequalities in NCDs- Towards a healthier nation’ based on the World Health Day theme “Building a fairer, healthier world”. The webinar aimed to educate the public and health professionals about the stark disparities within communities that impact health outcomes. Public Health experts Dr Rajani Ved, and Dr Yogesh Jain, explained the impact of inequities on NCDs and the framework of health system response to reduce inequities. Dr Vipul Aggarwal, Dy CEO, National Health Authority shared on the role of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jana Arogya Yojana. The Question & Answer session discussed the challenges and opportunities to reduce health inequities for prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases in India.
ICMR Training on Roles & Responsibilities of Ethics Committee members held on 16th March 2021
An online training program was organized on 16th March 2021 by ICMR Bioethics Unit, National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru which is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Ethics in Biomedical and Health Research to train the Ethics Committees members in their roles & responsibilities. Participants were from across the country as well as from several neighbouring countries. An eminent panel of experts representing a multidisciplinary ethics committee shared their perspectives. The training was also live streamed on You Tube. Almost 700 participants benefitted from this training.Nepal Health Research Council members joined the training from Kathmandu, Nepal
Public Webinar on Salt Awareness in connection with 'World Salt Awareness Week’ held on 10th March 2021 at NCDIR, Bengaluru
A public webinar was conducted on 10th March 2021 to observe the 'World Salt Awareness Week', from 8 to 14 March 2021. The webinar's purpose was to educate the public and remind health professionals about the health effects of excess salt consumption, dietary interventions for low salt intake, substitutes for high sodium food items and the role of the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) in the regulation of salt intake in India. The webinar hosted eminent resource persons and provided an opportunity for interaction with the audience of about 180 persons.
Celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 at ICMR - NCDIR, Bengaluru
International Women’s day was celebrated at ICMR-NCDIR with enthusiasm. Various events like display of video clip with women employees of ICMR-NCDIR, addressing of NCDIR women staff by guest speaker (women corona warrior), movie on unsung women achievers, cultural activities, game followed by the prize distribution by Director. In recognition of the women employees of ICMR-NCDIR, a board with photographs of women employees was displayed. Women employees were given a token gift as a remembrance of women's day. All COVID precautions were followed during the event.
Gall bladder cancer awareness webinar on 26th February 2021
A webinar on Gall bladder cancer awareness was organised by ICMR-NCDIR on 26th February 2021 to create awareness regarding the occurrence of gall bladder cancers, detection, management and prevention. The sessions were conducted by eminent experts in the field. The webinar had good participation of around 82 attendees from all over the country.
Cervical cancer awareness webinar organised by ICMR-NCDIR on 30th January 2021
A virtual webinar on Cervical cancer awareness was organised by ICMR-NCDIR on 30th January 2021 culminating the cervical cancer awareness month. This webinar aimed to create awareness by recognizing the symptoms early and touched upon cervical cancer care. Strategies towards prevention and screening of cervical cancer were discussed in the webinar. The presentations were followed up by interactive sessions with the audience.
Online Release of Report on Profile of Cancer and Related Health Indicators in the North Eastern Region of India by ICMR-NCDIR on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2021
The Report of ‘Profile of cancer and related health indicators in the North East Region of India’ was released online on 4th February 2021 by Prof. Balram Bhargava, Secretary DHR and DG, ICMR, to mark World Cancer day, decadal year of NCDIR and forty years of NCRP. Prof. G K Rath,
Head, National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar and the chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of NCDIR addressed the audience. The virtual invitees included registry investigators and state NCD officials of North East States, members of Scientific Advisory Committee, Research Area Panel on cancer, Directors of ICMR Institutes, Division Heads and Scientists.
Celebration of Republic Day on 26th January 2021 at NCDIR.
72nd Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at NCDIR. In this context Director remembered about the role played by the ICMR, doctors, health workers etc. during the pandemic COVID-19. He said that if all the citizens do their work with dedication and responsibility, it will be contributing to the growth of the nation.
Foundation Day and launch of Decadal year of ICMR-NCDIR, Bengaluru by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India on 25th January 2021
Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the Decadal year celebrations of ICMR-NCDIR. The Report of “National Noncommunicable Disease Monitoring Survey 2017-18” and the e book on “Framework for Telemedicine use in Management of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stroke” were released by the Hon’ble Minister.
Secretary DHR and DG, ICMR Dr. Balram Bhargava, addressed the audience. Meeting was virtually attended by Heads of Divisions of ICMR, Directors of ICMR Institutions, members of the various advisory committees, experts, members of the contributing centres of NNMS and ICMR NCDIR staff.
Celebration of New Year Day of 2021 at NCDIR, Bengaluru
New year Day of the year 2021 was celebrated at NCDIR, Bengaluru with vigour and enthusiasm. This year is special for NCDIR as it is entering decadal year of its existence as an ICMR institute.