|Name of the Project
||Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for Bacterial Meningitis in India Project
||Dr. S.M. Mehendale
||Dr. Yuvaraj, J, Dr. Joseph K David, & Smt. Jayashri Swaminathan
||Dr. Rajamohanan, Dr.
Girija Mohan, Dr. Neduchelian, Dr.Ambikapathy, Dr. Narayanababu, Dr.
Mathevan, Dr. V. Balaji, Dr. P. Sugandhi Rao, Dr. S.K.Kar, Dr. Anil Kanga,
Dr. Vikas Manchanda,
||GMC, Trivandrum; TDMC,Kottayam, ICH, SMC, KMC, Chennai; MMC, Madurai: CMC, Vellore; KMC, Manipal;
RMRC, Bubhaneshwar; IGMC, Shimla; CNBC, Delhi.
|Funding Agency / Sponsor
||Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
To establish a hospital based sentinel surveillance for
bacterial meningitis in children
between 1 month and 59 months in six States in India
To determine trends of
bacterial meningitis in children 1 month to 59 months of age in these states
Determine the aetiological profile of bacterial
meningitis in children for Hemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus
pneumonia and Neisseria meningitidis.
||The project aims at setting
of 10 Sentinel Surveillance Sites across India in Phase I and determine the
etiological profile of bacterial meningitis in children between 1 month and 59 months
admitted in SS Hospitals. In the second
phase additional 20+ sites are planned to be added and later to have community
based studies. The study will generate information on the epidemiology of
bacterial meningitis in the study population in India. All these sites
participate in the External Quality Assurance programme and this activity is
coordinated by the Department of Microbiology, CMC, Vellore.
|Quarterly Reports (5-10 lines)
||A Total of 806 Children
enrolled, samples collected for 693 Children, 683 has pus cells in CSF and 185
were positive for Bacterial meningitis as on 30th July 2012.
||All the sites except CNBC,
Delhi are functional from 1st March, 2012. All the activities relating to the
project in the said Sentinel Sites have been streamlined.