International Tribal Day, we have organized two days meeting of
first Tribal Health Research Forum (THRF) at Regional Medical
Research Centre for Tribals (RMRCT),
on 8 – 9 August 2010 to review the ICMR’s efforts on tribal
health research and dedicate ourselves to their important cause.
The first day meeting was
chaired by the Secretary, DHR, MOHFW & Director General,
ICMR. Divisional Heads from ICMR Dr. Lalit Kant (ECD), Shri
Sanjeev Dutta, Joint Secretary, Dr. Satya Narayan (BMS), Dr.
Rashmi Arora (ECD), Dr. Prashant Mathur (ECD) and Dr. Toteja (RHN)
participated in the meeting. Dr. J. Mohanta,Director
region, Dr. S K Kar, Director RMRC, Bhuvaneswar, Dr. K.
Vijyachari Director, Port Blair along with their senior
scientists briefed the work carried by their institutes on
tribal health. Dr. J L mishra, joint Director, Health Services,
govt. of MP also presided the meeting. Representatives from
other ICMR institutes and NGO also participated in the meeting.
On second day Shri Maurice Kujur, Vice Chairman, National
Commission for scheduled Tribes, Govt. of India was the chief
guest and he delivered the presidential address on second day of
the meeting. The others who addressed includes the Secretary,
DHR, Govt. of India & DG, Financial advisor, ICMR, Dr. Lalit
Kant, Dr. K D Baghel, Dean, NSCB Medical college( Guest of
Honor) and Shri Netam, Addl. Commissioner & Director PTG,
Govt. of MP (Guest of Honor). Next meeting was proposed to be