Pashu Sandesh, 24 December 2019
The erstwhile Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI (now Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying) has established National Institute of Animal Health with the following mandate:
This facility was inaugurated on 1st September 2010 and thereafter general microbiological work and testing were initiated with the collection of sera samples from various states of the country under Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP). The Institute got itself registered with statutory bodies like Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments in Animals (CPCSEA), Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Registration and consent renewal with UP Pollution Control Board, and Institutional Bio-Safety Committee (IBSC). This was followed by in-house standardization of quality control testing of veterinary biologicals of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia, Ranikhet Disease, Black Quarter, Infectious Bursal Disease, Goat Pox, Sheep Pox, Peste de Petits Ruminant (PPR) and Enterotoxaemia Vaccine manufactured by state veterinary biological production units in the country
To initiate its regulatory function, the Institute developed its systems for undertaking quality control testing of veterinary biological Government of India, and it was recognized as Central Drugs Laboratory by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for undertaking Quality Control Testing of veterinary biologicals, on two diseases namely Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) and Ranikhet Disease (RD) vide Gazette notification no. G.S.R. 213(E), dated 11.3.2019. NIAH has since obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification (2016) for quality control of veterinary vaccines
Major advancements of NIAH during the last five years include:
The campus of the institute is located at NH-334B &SH-57 (Delhi-Shamli- Saharanpur Highway) adjacent to New Collectorate, Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), with a distance of approx. 8km from Baghpat Road Railway Station and 4km from Baghpat City.