The Allergy and Asthma Research Centre (AARC) aims at developing a rational approach to the often obtuse and incomprehensive bogey of allergic disorders through the combined efforts of its two close associates, the Allergy and Asthma Treatment Centre and N.C.Das Immunomedicaid Foundation. the former of which has been operating in the fields of allergy diagnosis and management for most of the last 20 years.
Originally conceived and inceptualised as a treatment centre in the late 1980’s by Late Prof. (Dr) Sachin Choudhuri, MB. PhD. a renowned clinical Immunologist and Late Brig. (Dr) Niren Das, MB. DARCP&S (Lon), FICS, FCCP (USA) a Vir Chakra awardee and also a renowned Pulmonologist, the organisation has been striving assiduously to attain a scientific and rational approach to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and other atopic disorders.
Presently headed by Dr. Arijit Das, one of the leading allergists and ably supported by his eminent allergist colleagues Dr. Saibal Moitra, Dr. Soma Chatterjee, Dr. Sujit Basak, Dr. Aratrika Das, Dr. Jayati Das and Dr. Smita Moitra, the Research Centre with an invaluable research guidance provided by Prof. Sunirmal Chanda, President, hopes to increase awareness about allergic disorders, their manifestations and ultimate resolution among the general populace.
Although various survey reports reveal that about 250 million Indians or nearly 25% of the total Indian population suffer from one or more allergic disorders, awareness among the general populace about the magnitude of this problem and the available ways and means for it’s denouement is abysmally low. One of the prime objectives of AARC would be to make earnest endeavours to rectify the situation as well as offer the available contemporary solutions in a more scientific and rational manner. The Clinic (Allergy and Asthma Treatment Centre) and the diagnostic set-up (N.C.Das Immunomedicaid Foundation) has been catering to vast multitude of patients from within the state of West Bengal and adjoining states as well as neighbouring Bangladesh for a considerable period of time now and has in the process developed a comprehensive and competent infrastructure, manned by vastly experienced and trained clinicians and technologists to tackle the common and persistent problems of Bronchial Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Atopic Urticaria and other allergic dermatoses on a more methodical and comprehensive basis.
Additionally, there also exists in the clinic well equipped Respiratory and Pathological Laboratories possessing facilities for the accurate and computerised assessment of lung functional, radiological and general and specialised serological parameters, specifically relating to cases of Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases (COPD). It is envisaged in the very near future to incorporate appurtenant facilities for computerised blood gas assessments and bronchoscopic examinations. Plans for total and comprehensive in-house care facilities for chronic sufferers and acute respiratory cases are also being drawn up together with a COPD Management Centre, Sleep Study facilities and a Centre for Critical Care Medicine, in the not too distant future.