Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare visited National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Control Room and the Testing Laboratories.
The Institute is under administrative control of the Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
The Director, an officer of the Public Health sub-cadre of Central Health Service, is the administrative and technical head of the Institute.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), formerly National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) had its origin as Central Malaria Bureau, established at Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1909.
It functions as the nodal agency in the country for disease surveillance facilitating prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Headquarters: New Delhi.
Source : PIB