Poison Information Centre

Objectives and Functions

  • Provide guidelines for management of poisoning cases
  • Collection of epidemiological data in harmonised manner as recommended by WHO
  • Collection of information regarding the availability of antidotes for poisoning cases
  • Analysis of poison samples of referred poison cases (Poison Information Centre at Ahmedabad: WHO CC Activity)

Contact: 079-22684756


Name Designation Email
Dr. Avinash R Pagdhune Scientist-B pagdhune[dot]av[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr. K A Patel Technical Officer patel[dot]ka[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr. Navneet A Suthar Senior Technician suthar[dot]na[at]gov[dot]in
Mr. Kundan Kunal Technician 'C' kunal[dot]kundan[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr. B. D. Vaghela Technician 'A' vaghela[dot]bd[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Mr. Sunil Kr Meena Lab Attendant -1 meena[dot]sunil[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in

On-going/Future Project

  • 10510 cases have been reported to PIC till this date, since the inception of NIOH-PIC WHO collaborative centre activity: Collection and collation of information
  • WHO CC activity: retrospective study on the trend of poisoning in the city for last 3 years
  • Assessment of respiratory health in children residing in critically polluted areas using Club cell protein as biomarker- a feasibility study

Laboratory Facilities & Instruments

  • Providing diagnostics reports for Serum and RBC cholinesterase levels as a poison information activity to various hospitals at free of cost.
    Clinical Biochemistry
  • The laboratory personnel are skilled to carry out laboratory services which are required for research and diagnostics.
  • Poison Information Center: Phone number for Information 079-22684756