Head of the Division: Dr. Subarna Roy Scientist – F
Model Rural Health Research Unit at Sirwar, Raichur, Karnataka
As part of its efforts to make the benefits of cutting-edge research available to the people of remote and most deprived villages of our country, the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, established Model Rural Health Research Units (MRHRUs) in various States. The MRHRUs are expected to identify research priorities and test solutions in their respective areas and are mandated to transfer the latest technologies in medical research to rural India to address local problems. MRHRU is a tri-partite arrangement between the State, the local Govt Medical College and the ICMR Mentor Institute.
MRHRU Raichur was inaugurated by Dr.V.M.Katoch, the then Secretary to the Govt of India, Department of Health Research on 17th January 2015 at the premises of PHC Sirwar in the presence of dignitaries from the Government of Karnataka, Director and Nodal Officer from ICMR-NITM, (formerly RMRC), Belagavi and elected representatives of the region. The MRHRU initially started functioning upon appointment of the core contractual staff from a room inside the now defunct old PHC building in Sirwar PHC complex. Activities shifted to CPWD constructed MRHRU’s own building on 26th Jan 2020.