It was conducted to bring awareness of new, infectious, drug resistant bugs and viral infections emerging in Tamil Nadu. The aim of the program was to collect ideas for research at the newly established viral research laboratory.
Mr. N. Balaji, Director of the Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre welcomed all the guests.
Gathering at the Function
The Research Lab was inaugurated by Dr. Lalit Kanth, Senior Deputy Director General of the India Council of Medical Research.
The topics discussed were:
The Nipah Virus by Dr. Lalit Kanth, Senior Deputy Director General of the India Council of Medical Research.
Enciphalits causing virus by Dr. A. C. Mishra from the National Institute of Virology.
The Role of Laboratories in Viral Diagnosis by Dr. D. A. Gadkari, Consultant of the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Leptospirosis by Dr. P. Vijayachari, Director of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Port Blair, Andaman.
Drug resistant Tuberculosis by Dr. Amita Jain of the K. G. Medical College in Luknow.
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever by Dr. U. C. Chaturvedi, Consultant of the Indian Council of Medical Research.