Message from our esteemed President  

         I am glad to know that Bioinformatics Centre established in 1999 at Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences with support  from Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has been   actively   helping   research  workers  by providing Medline Search Service, Internet Access, Inhouse Training and organizing National Workshops on Medical Informatics, Research and Communication. With thousands of medical journals being published throughout the world, vast amount of new information is being generated on advances in medicine. A bibliographic service always helps in keeping one updated with latest information for  furtherance   of   productive   research  for better    health    care. The ‘Sevamed’, a quarterly update on ‘Infectious Disease Research and Traditional Medicine’ published by this Centre has  completed  two years and has been well received by Scientists & Medical Teachers.  From feed back from its readers and growing subscriber’s list, I am pleased to see the interest of Medical teachers and Scientists to keep abreast with advances in Medical Research and Traditional Medicine.

         My best wishes to all those associated and involved with this important effort of dissemination of useful information.



December 25, 2001           Shri. Dhirubhai Mehta
                                          Kasturba Health Society