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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:10.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Communicable Diseases

Dated 10th January 2001


Secretary Dept. of Health Nirman Bhavan New Delhi Chairman
Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology CGO Complex Lodi Road New Delhi –3 Member
Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology Technology Bhavan New Delhi Member
Dr. Prema Ramachandran Adviser (Health) Planning Commission Member
Dr. P.L. Joshi National AIDS Control Organization Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan New Delhi Member
Director, National Malaria Eradication Control Programme 22, Sham Nath Marg New Delhi Member
Dr. Lalit Kant Senior Deputy Director General ICMR, Ansari Nagar New Delhi Member
Deputy Director General (TB) DGHS Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan New Delhi Member
Dr.P. Krishnamurthy, DAMIEN Foundation Trust Chennai. Member
Dr. Jacob John Professor Emeritus (ICMR) Dept. of Virology Christian Medical College Vellore Member
President, Indian Medical Association New Delhi. Member
Director, PRERNA Mumbai Member
Director SEWA Ahmedabad Member
Dr.N.S.Dharamshaktu DDG (Leprosy), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11. Member
Director All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta Member
Dr. M.D. Gupte Director Institute of Epedimiology, Chennai Member
Dr. B.B. Thakur Ex- Professor of Medicine Shri Krishna Medical College, Muzaffarpur, Bihar Member
Dr. Jotna Sokhey National AIDS Control Organization Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan New Delhi Member
Dr. K.K. Datta Director National Institute of Communicable Diseases 22, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi -110054 Member Secretary

(* In case members cannot attend for unavoidable reasons, they may depute their nominee.)

Terms of reference :

  1. i) To assess estimated burden 1996, 2001-2006
    • source of data
    • accuracy, reliability
    • problems in making estimates
    • methods for improvement in 10th Plan period
  2. ii) To review Status of ongoing major disease control programmes:
    • Objectives, strategy, plan initiatives, targets and outlays during 9th Plan
    • Achievements, problems detected, midcourse correction, utilization of funds.
    • Proposed objectives, strategies, initiatives, targets for 10th Plan including issues of sustainability, overlapping/duplication and verticalization.
    • Strategies to improve efficiency and- quality of services at primary/secondary/tertiary level.
    • Funding requirements during the 10th Plan
  3. In view of the above, identify priority areas for basic, clinical, applied and operational research during the 10th Plan period
  4. To suggest mechanisms of
    1. Involvement of NGO/private sector/community/local self government in implementation and monitoring the programmes proposed in the 10th Plan.
    2. Improve communicable disease control services through the existing primary/secondary health care infrastructure.
  5. Current pattern of monitoring and evaluation of the existing programmes and improvement proposed during 10th Plan
  6. Current status of HMIS, disease surveillance, its quality and utilization/proposed improvement during 10th Plan.

The following major communicable disease control programmes will be reviewed:

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. Leprosy
  4. Vector bome diseases Malaria, Filariasis and Kala azar
  5. Viral diseases
    J.E. Dengue, Hepatitis
  6. Water borne infection/diarrheal diseases

The Chairman of the Working Group, if deemed necessary, may constitute Sub-Groups and also co-opt additional members.

The TA/DA of non-official members will be paid by the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as admissible under Govt. rules. The TA/DA of the official members would borne by parent Departments/Ministry/Organisation.

The Working Group may submit the report by 31st March, 2001.