National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC)

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News:Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare has visited the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) Control Room and the Testing Laboratories.

Facts:

National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) 

  • It is an institute under the Indian Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Functions:As a nodal agency for disease surveillance facilitating prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • It was previously known as the National Institute of Communicable Diseases.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.