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Health Research

Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch


To bring modern health technology to the people through research and innovations related to diagnostic, treatment methods and vaccines for prevention; to translate them into products and processes and, in synergy with concerned organizations, introduce these innovations into public health service


  1. Generate, manage and disseminate new knowledge.
  2. Increase focus on research specially using modern
  3. technology which has relevance to health and disease.
  4. Harness and encourage the use of modern biology tools in addressing health concerns of the country.
  5. Encourage innovations related to diagnostics, treatment, methods/ vaccines for prevention. 
  6. Inculcate a culture of research in academia especially medical colleges and other health research institutions. 
  7. Create state-of- the- art health research infrastructure. 
  8. Develop a cadre of trained and skilled human resource for health research. 
  9. Strengthen translational research so as to translate research outcomes into products, processes and diagnostic/preventive tools by public and public-private partnership

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Department of Health Research (DHR) aims at bringing modern health technology to people by encouraging innovations related to diagnostics, treatment methods as well as prevention- vaccines; translating the innovations into products/ processes by facilitating evaluation/ testing in synergy with other departments of MOH&FW as well as other science departments and introducing these innovations into public health service through health systems research.

  1. To provide research leadership for resolving existing and emerging health challenges by promotion, co-ordination & development of basic, applied, clinical and operational research
  2. To address matters related to major health problems pertaining to epidemics, natural calamities and other emerging causes of morbidity and mortality 
  3. To improve research governance
  4. To develop new methods of diagnosis, treatment as well as prevention and to accelerate translational programmes specially by facilitating joint projects with other stakeholders like DSIR, DARE, DDR&D;, DBT, DAE
  5. To accelerate international co-operation in medical and health research
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Improved enhanced Health Research in the Country DHR, DBT, DST, DARE, CSIR, Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of AYUSH, DCGI, NACO, Deptt. of Health etc. % increase in total research output in the Country % * * *    
2. Enhanced Preparedness to deal with epidemics DHR and Deptt. of Health Increase in number of hospital/research units equipped % 100 * *(30) 100 * *(40) 100 ** (35)    
3. Improved Health Governance Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (DHR) and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting % of Health Institutions accreditation %     15    
4. Accelerated Translational Programme DHR, DBT, DARE, CSIR etc Number of new programmes initiated/Patents Sanctioned No. 10(8) 15(30) 30(40)    
5. Enhanced International Cooperative in Medical Health Research DHR & Deptt. of Health No. MOUs Signed/Project Sanctioned No. 4 4 4    


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