Clinical Epidemiology

Objectives and Functions

  • To carry out epidemiological studies related to hazardous working environment and find out prevalence of morbidity and mortality.
  • To correlate morbidity and mortality with levels of harmful environmental factors and suggest measures to reduce them.
  • To suggest the recommendations for prevention of occupational diseases to the government i.e. enforcing agencies.
  • To train the medical officers/safety officers/hygienists on the subject of occupational health.
  • To create awareness on occupational hazards among the workers and organizations involved in welfare programmes of workers.

Name Designation Email
Dr Rakesh Balachandar Scientist-D & Act HoD rakesh[dot]bal[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Dr Ranjana Choudhari Scientist-E choudhari[dot]rh[at]gov[dot]in
Dr K Asha Scientist-C asha[dot]k[at]gov[dot]in
Dr Ankit Virmagami Scientist-B viramgami[dot]a[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Dr Bela Makwana Medical Officer makwana[dot]bd[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr Mehul Madia Technical Oficer madia[dot]mm[at]gov[dot]in
Mr Rajendra Mandalia PA mandalia[dot]rr[at]gov[dot]in
Mr Sanjeev Kumar Technician C kumar[dot]sa[at]gov[dot]in
Mrs Shardaben Vaghasiya Sr. Technician (1) vaghasiya[dot]sy[at]gov[dot]in
Mrs Megha Inaben Sr. Technician (1) megha[dot]iu[at]gov[dot]in
Mr B B Patel Technician B patel[dot]bb[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr P M Solanki MTS (Tech) solanki[dot]pm[at]gov[dot]in
Mr Sunil Mohan Gadhavi MTS (Tech) gadhavi[dot]sm[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in

On Going Project

Laboratory Facilities & Instruments

  • Spirometer used in determination of lung function values and flow-volume curves.
  • Wright Peak Flow Meter For measuring Peak Expiratory Flow rate.
  • Morgan TLC equipment - For measuring RV, FRC, TLC and spirometry.
  • Morgan Transfer Test Model - For measurement of transfer factor diffusion capacity of the lung.
  • Morgan Body Plethysmograph -For determination of Air Way Resistance, Thoracic Gas Volume, Lung Volumes, Flow Volume Curve
  • Morgan Exercise Test along with Bicycle ergometer -For measuring VO2 max, tidal volume, Respiratory frequency, Heart rate, ECG in Submaximal and Maximal Exercise Test
  • IL 1312 Blood Gas Manager and Co-oximeter -For determining PO2, PCO2, PH, haemoglobin, oxyhaemoglobin, Carboxyhaemoglobin

Future Programmes

  • The epidemiological studies will be carried out about hazardous occupations for which no information is available in Indian working population. This will include industrial as well as agricultural sectors.

Project Completed

  • Child Labour, Occupational Health Problems, Evaluation and Control
  • Health Risk Assessment and Development of Intervention Programme in Cottage Industries with High Risk of Silicosis
  • Silicosis: Silicosis was studied among following industries
    • Slate pencil industries
    • Agate industries
    • Quartz grinding industries
    • Stone quarries.
  • Asbestosis was studied in:
    • Asbestos cement industries
    • Asbestos textile industries
    • Asbestos mining and milling industries
  • Byssinosis was studied in cotton textile mills of Ahmedabad
  • Occupational Health of Tobacco Harvesters and their Prevention
  • Prevention, Treatment and Control of Silicosis and Silico-tuberculosis among the Agate workers of Khmabhat
  • Prevention and Control of Occupational Health Hazards Among Salt Workers Working in Remote Desert Areas of Gujarat and Western Rajasthan

Publications and Research Reports

Miscellaneous Information