Creating infrastructures for timely identification of viruses and other agents causing morbidity significant at public health level and specifically agents causing epidemics and/or potential agents for bioterrorism..
Developing capacity for identification of novel and unknown viruses and other organisms & emerging-reemerging viral strains and develop diagnostic kits
Providing training to health professionals.
Undertaking research for identification of emerging and newer genetically active/ modified agents
Only Indian citizens working in Indian institutes are eligible.
They should hold M.D. or M.S. or M.D.S. or MBBS or BDS orMVSc. or M.Sc. orM.Pharma or M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health biomedical research
Faculty having at least three experience in the college or institute as a regular employee.
Personâs upto 55 years of age as on last date of receipt of application will be eligible
They should not have availed any similar fellowship of duration of one month or above duration from any of the agency of Govt. of India or State Govts in the last three years.
The fellowship is for 1-3 months. Fellowship is non-transferrable
Based on the decisionof the Approval Committee, the DHR would initiate the process for release of funds
In respect of Regional and State Level Labs, 50% of cost towards civil works and equipment will be released in the first year and the remaining 50% in the next year of sanctioning of the Labs. The recurring expenditure in these labs will be provided only t he second year of their sanctioning.
However, in respect of Medical College Labs, the entire cost will be released at the time of sanctioning of the labs.
DHR would devisesuitable internal mechanism for speedy execution of the civil works, pro curement & installation of equipments, selection & posting of requisite core staff with the active involvement of the State Health Department. This would inter alia involve
Arranging Signing of MO Abetween the DHR/State Governments.
Finalization of layouts/maps for establishing the Virology Labs
Tendering and hiring the agencies for construction /renovation of space provided for the setting up of Virology Labs
Procurement of equipment as per the indicative list at AppendixâIV