The hospital has identified relevant research questions of interest that will aid in ensuring that clinical entities seen in patient populations in Makunda with significant morbidity and mortality are systematically studied. The hospital has formed a research and ethics committee to frame the research policy of the hospital, create work flows for proposals and to monitor and disseminate results of research projects

Publications 2022-23

a. Burden of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in India-R.M.Koshy, S.Thankaraj, Gagandeep Kang and others, The New England Journal of Medicine, April 19,2023, N Engl J Med 2023;388:1491-500

b. Association between polarity of first episode and solar insolation in bipolar I disorder-Starlin V.Mythri, Michael Bauer and others, Journal of Psychosomatic Research 160(2022)110982, 25 June 2022, Elsevier 0022-3999, DOI:10.1016/j.psychores.2022.110982 5

c. Routine sterile glove and instrument change at the time of abdominal wound closure to prevent surgical site infection (ChEETAh): a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial in seven low-income and middle-income countries- Vijay A Ismavel, Moloti Kichu, Carolin V Solomi, The Lancet-October 31,2022 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01884-0

d. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound to Guide the Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Pregnant Women in India-Vijay A Ismavel, Caroline V Solomi, Manisha Nair and others, August 2022, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 35(12) DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2022.07.014

e. Intrapulmonary mature cystic teratoma presenting with haemoptysis treated with right middle lobectomy in a low-resource setting- Vijay A Ismavel, Ann Miriam, July 2022, BMJ case reports 15(7):248221, DOI:10.1136/bcr-2021- 248221


a. Collaborative research with Christian Medical College Vellore

1. Antenatal and Post Natal Research Collective: Sustainable and Scalable Interventions to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Health in India (ARC SIIMA platform): Dr Esther P Rajitho, Dr Roshine Koshy 
2. Implementing an adapted model of Anemia Mukth Bharat in public health facility in Lowairpoa Block: Dr Esther P Rajitho, Ms Rachel Beldaraj, Dr Roshine Mary Koshy, Dr Benedicta Sthuthi 
3. GARBHINI India Pregnancy Risk Stratification Platform Alignment (GIPA): Dr Roshine Mary Koshy

b. Collaborative research with National Institute of Nutrition: Prevalence and factors associated with thiamine deficiency among pregnant and lactating mothers in Assam and Tripura and assessment of impact of health and nutritional education as a sustainable model of intervention in preventing infantile beri beri: Dr Esther P Rajitho, Dr Roshine Koshy, MS Sukmon Syad

c. Collaborative research with Oxford University
1. Maternal and Perinatal Health Research Collaboration, India (MaatHRI): Dr.Carolin Solomi V, Dr Vijay Anand Ismavel , Dr Ann Miriam and Dr Roshine Mary Koshy

d. Study TO VERIFY THE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT OF A POINT-OF-CARE TEST FOR PREECLAMPSIA. Conducted by Dr Rebecca Yanadi with external collaborators: Vijay Anand Ismavel and Dr Carolin Salomi

Publications so far:

1. Sighting of Purple-throated-, or Van Hasselt’s Sunbird Leptocoma sperata brasiliana in Karimganj District, Assam, with notes on its status in India – in Indian Birds Read here

2. Mating of the Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) – in BES Study Group Read here

3. Forest ghost moth fauna of northeastern India (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Endoclita, Palpifer, and Hepialiscus) – in Journal of Threatened Taxa Read here

4. Report of Platythomisus octomaculatus (C. L. Koch, 1845) and Platythomisus sudeepi Biswas, 1977 from India (Araneae, Thomisidae) – in Biodiversity Data Journal Read here

5. Illustrated redescription of two large coreid bugs from Assam including Schroederia feana (Distant, 1902) as the first record for India (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae, Coerinae, Mictini)” - in the journal, Entomon Read here

5. News from the Training Institute of Global Health and Tropical Medicine - pages 18 and 19, Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health, Number 1, March 2017, Volume 55. Read here.

Biomedical Waste Management Annual Report: Read here                                                                    
The Makunda Model - A Study of High-Quality Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings: Read here