ICMR- Regional Medical Research Centre, NE, Dibrugarh is one of the 26 permanent institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research. The Centre was established on 12th day of July in the year 1982. It covers the most remote and less developed eight states of the north-eastern region of India and is responsible for carrying out Biomedical Research in the region and runs with intramural grant from ICMR and extramural adhoc projects from different funding agencies.

Its current primary focus of research is on (i) Mosquito borne diseases (ii) HIV and drug abuse (iii) Trematode infection (iv) Haemoglobinopathies. The secondary focus of research of the center is on (i) Cancer nasopharynx, oesophagus, stomach (ii) Cardiovascular diseases (iii) Medicinal plants of NE India (iv) Nutrition. Subsequently, keeping in view of the research needs of the eight states of N.E. region of India, the Centre has identified a few newer areas of research.



To develop north-eastern states of India in bio-medical research and build up scientific man power



The goal of Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region is to promote biomedical research in north-eastern states of India and build up technical man power, making a network of health facilities of the region and to collect information about traditional system of medicine with a multidisciplinary approach.



The mandate of Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region is to carry out biomedical research in priority areas that are fixed on the following guidelines :

  1. Diseases having priority in National health programme
  2. Diseases common in two or more states of the region
  3. Diseases unique to the region
  4. Explore traditional knowledge

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