Department of Health Research (DHR) was created as a separate department within the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare by an amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 on 17th Sept, 2007.
The aim of the DHR is to bring modern health technologies to the people through research and innovations related to diagnosis, treatment methods and vaccines for prevention; to translate them into products and processes and, in synergy with concerned organizations, introduce these innovations into the public health system. The Deptt. invites proposals in the health research field & after examination under due process of the Technical Evaluation Committee’s recommendation and approval of the Approval Committee, releases grants to the Institutions/Researchers. There is no direct delivery of service to the Public.