Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRI), Agamkuan, Patna is one of the Institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi an autonomous body of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The institute is located in the eastern part of the city Patna. The institute has an area of nine acre of land with research wing, administrative wing and residential quarters for the staff. Its main thrust is research in different aspects of Visceral Leishmaniasis like Clinical, Vector biology and control, Immunological, Biochemical, Molecular biology, Pathological, Parasitological and Social. The institute is named after the memory of the first president of Republic of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Dr. Krishna Pandey, Director ICMR-RMRIMS
M.B.B.S, M.D. (General Medicine)
Over last four decades, ICMR-Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRIMS), Patna has been primarily instrumental in strengthening national kala-azar elimination programme (NKAEP) through multi-disciplinary research support. We have made commendable progress towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) , commonly known as kala-azar, at regional and national levels. Successfully conduted clinical drug trials viz. miltefosine, paromomycin, liposomal amphotericin-B, fungisome, amphomul and combination therapy for VL, PKDL and VL-HIV coinfection, and pharmacovigilance of the antileishmanial drugs have strengthened the treatment strategies under elimination program. India has entered into the elimination phase of VL and with sustained support of all stakeholders we shall soon achieve VL elimination. ICMR-RMRIMS, Patna has been a referral centre for diagnosis and clinical management of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) and VL-HIV coinfection.