MODEL RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT (MRHRU)

Sub District Hospital, Dahanu, District –Palghar, Maharashtra

 

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA
S. No Designation Name
1 Director Health Services Dr. Satish Pawar
2 Deputy Directorate Health services, Thane Dr. Ratna Raokhande
3 Civil Surgeon, Palghar District Dr. Kanchan Vanere
4 District Health Officer, Palghar District Dr. Santosh Gaikwad
5  Nodal Officer, Additional Directorate Health services Dr. Geeta Kharat
6 Medical Superintendent, SDH, Dahanu Dr. Arun Yadav
7 Taluka Health Officer, Dahanu, Dist. Palghar Dr. Abhijit Chavan

 

GRANT MEDICAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI
S. No Designation  
1 Dean, Sir J.J group of Hospitals, Mumbai Dr T.P. Lahane
2 Nodal Officer Dr Lalit Sankhe

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, MUMBAI  
S. No Designation Name
1 Scientist – G & Director Dr. Smita D Mahale
2 Scientist – G & Nodal Officer Dr. Sanjay Chauhan
3 Scientist – E & Member Secretary, RAC Dr. Ragini  Kulkarni
MODEL  RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT, DAHANU, MAHARASHTRA
S. No Designation Name
1 Scientist- C (Medical) Dr. Neha Salvi
2 Scientist- C (Non-Medical) Dr. Krishna Chaaithanya  Itta
3 Technical Assistant (Statistician) Mr. Kumarsanjay  Bhorekar
4 Technical Assistant (Research) Mr. Nitesh Kantela
5 Technician-C Mrs. Kavita Nahire
6 Assistant Multi-purpose Mrs.  Pranali Kadu
7 Data Entry Operator Ms.  Ruchita Surve
8 Multi-Tasking Staff Mrs. Roshni Patil

 

INTRODUCTION OF MRHRU SCHEME:

This scheme has been launched based on successful experience of ICMR at Ghatampur (UP). The plan was to set up 15 MRHRUs during 12th Five Year Plan at a total estimated cost of Rs. 67.67 Crore.

The MOA between Government of Maharashtra & National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health to establish MRHRU at Sub District Hospital, Dahanu was signed on 17.09.2013

     1.  FUNDING NORMS:

Rs. 3.00 Crores per MRHRU for civil works (Rs.2.00 cr) and Equipment (Rs.1.00 cr). Recurring expenditure of Rs.50 lakhs sanctioned towards staffing, consumables, etc.

  1. RESEARCH: 

          Objective of the mission

  • To create infrastructure at the periphery for transfer of technology to the rural level for improving the quality of health services to rural population.
  • To ensure an interface between the new technology developers (Researchers in the Medical Institutions; State or Centre), health systems operators (Centre or state health services) and the beneficiaries (communities in rural areas)
  • Ensure the much-needed geographical spread of health research infrastructure in the rural area.

Functions

  • MRHRU is collaboration between NIRRH as a Research and Mentoring body; Directorate of Health services, Government of Maharashtra as facilitator and Grant Medical College as a linked medical college.

  •  MRHRU Dahanu has been approved as the 38th Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals (SSHs) in State of Maharashtra for Diagnostic Facility for Dengue & Chikungunya by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

 ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S. No Title Name of Principal Investigator Funding Agency Duration of Project
1 Improving health and nutritional status of vulnerable segment of population by implementing multi-component health and nutrition education intervention as a sustainable model of intervention Dr. Ragini  Kulkarni

(NIRRH)

DHR 36 Months
2 Prevention and management of snake bite envenomation including complications within primary health care system in Dahanu block: An implementation research, (Funds received from ICMR) Dr. Rahul  Gajbhiye (NIRRH)

Dr Arun Yadav (SDH)

Tribal Health Research Forum 18 months
3 Non- Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) As a First Aid Device for Improving the Maternal Survival following Post-Partum Haemorrhage – A Pilot study in Palghar District of Maharashtra Dr. Rahul  Gajbhiye (NIRRH) PIP,

Govt. of Maharshtra

24 Months
4 Implementation of cervical cancer screening through frontline workers in primary health care setting of tribal block of Maharashtra Dr. Anushree Patil (NIRRH) Intramural 36 Months
5 Impact of measles rubella(MR) vaccination compaign on population immunity in India[IMRVI  Study] Dr. Ragini  Kulkarni

(NIRRH)

John Hopkin’s University, USA 18     Months

 

PUBLICATIONS

Nil

COLLABORATIONS

I) International:

  • Prof. Suellen Miller, safe motherhood programs, University of California, San Francisco, USA.
  • John Hopkins University, USA

II) National:

1)      National Institute of Virology, Pune.

2)      Bawaskar Hospital and Research Center, Mahad (Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar)

3)      Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

4)      KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

5)      National Institute of Immunohematology (NIIH)

 

LOCATION:

Sub District Hospital Campus, Agar, Dahanu, District: Palghar- 401 602

 5. CONTACT US:

 Model Rural Health Research Unit (MRHRU)

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH)

Department of Health Research (DHR)

Sub District (Cottage) Hospital, Agar, Dahanu, District – Palghar – 401 602;

Phone: 02528-224283

Email: mrhru.mh@nirrh.res.in

 

Address Map

 

DG ICMR Site Visit

First RAC held on 21.02.2015   at NIRRH, Mumbai

Second RAC held on 04.04.2016 & 05.04.2016  at Dahanu

Workshop on Non Pneumatic Antishock Garment (NASG) Training of Master Trainers held on 31.01.2017 at Sub District Hospital, Dahanu

CME on ‘Prevention and early detection of common cancers’ held on 23.03.2017 at Dahanu.

Training of Medical Officers in Dahanu Block on “Management of Cases of Snake & Scorpion Bite’’held on 23.06.2017 & 24.06.2017