Centre to spend Rs 510 cr on upgrading National Institute of Communicable Diseases

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 510 crore to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) during the 11th Five Year Plan as a new initiative for upgradation of infrastructure, modernization of equipments, and augmenting the manpower of the institute. 

This was announced by Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad who also renamed the NICD as National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) during the centenary celebration of the institute recently. "It is a change not just in the name. The NCDC will provide enhanced quality services in their current activities. In addition, it will play a more meaningful role in the development of public health policy framework, conducting risk factor surveys for non-communicable diseases and developing human resource in public health," he said. 


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