Tag: ICMR

For every single Covid case reported in India, 30 cases were missed or undetected: Expert

For every single COVID-19 case reported in India, there were 30 cases that remained undetected or were missed, according to an analysis of ICMR‘s fourth...

The Kerala Conundrum: High daily Covid cases and TPR are a contrast to the rest of India

It was with a sense of despair that Dr A Shibulal watched people crowding stores and markets in Malappuram, a district in northern Kerala, when...

Lower ACE receptors help kids deal with virus better, open primary schools: ICMR

States should consider reopening primary schools but political, religious and public congregations should be avoided, the Centre said on Tuesday as it released India’s fourth...

Do not doubt the dose: Why some are saying no to vaccines

Vaccines have always met the wall of hesitancy although over time that hurdle has become easier to surmount. When India’s efforts to eradicate smallpox through...

COVID-19 ‘Delta Plus’ variant: Centre writes to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala to take up immediate containment measures

The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra, asking them to take up immediate containment measures...

Firm in dock for fake Kumbh tests has tin shed ‘office’, gave wrong addresses

A private agency, which was awarded the contract for Covid testing in key areas of the Kumbh mela in Haridwar and is now under scanner...

Wait 6 weeks for surgery after Covid, says ICMR

(This story originally appeared in on May 31, 2021) PUNE: Recovered Covid patients opting for non-urgent or elective surgeries are being asked by surgeons to...

India drops plasma therapy from COVID-19 management guidelines

The government on Monday revised the clinical guidance for COVID-19 treatment, dropping the off-label use of convalescent plasma as it was found not beneficial in...

Apply the law to accelerate Covaxin output: Legal experts say sufficient legal provisions to ask several private companies to make the vaccine

Of the many ways India can ramp up vaccine production, widely sharing output responsibilities of Covaxin can be one of the most effective. Legal experts...

Make testing data available: 400 scientists to PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Over 400 scientists from research and teaching institutes across the country have made an open appeal to the Prime Minister asking that detailed...

ICMR advises against NSAIDs, says some painkillers found to worsen COVID-19

Some painkillers like Ibuprofen are found to worsen COVID-19, known to be harmful to heart failure patients and may increase risk of kidney damage, the...

Initiative makes govt-approved testing kits available online | India News

BENGALURU: Aimed at meeting the increasing demand for Covid-19 diagnosis, a new initiative has enabled mass-scale availability of indigenously developed, ICMR/DCGI-approved diagnostic kits for government...

Centre asks Union territories to ramp up testing; augment lab, hospital infrastructure | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, who reviewed the Covid situation in Union territories (UT) along with health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday,...

Adhering to guidelines of ICMR, not under-reporting Covid deaths: Gujarat CM | India News

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday denied Covid deaths were being under-counted and “assured people every death is being investigated and recorded by...

Govt looks to involve private sector once vaccine drive expands to 50-plus age group | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns about a fresh rise in Covid-19 cases in many states, home minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the situation across the...

Timeline: How India’s coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts

CHENNAI | NEW DELHI: India’s drugs regulator on Saturday recommended for emergency use a locally developed coronavirus vaccine called COVAXIN, which is expected to be...

India had estimated 74 mn COVID-19 infections by August: ICMR’s 2nd national sero survey

Nearly seven per cent of India‘s population aged ten and above was exposed to SARS-CoV-2, amounting to an estimated 74.3 million infections by August, with...

Railways providing coaches with 800 beds to Delhi for COVID-19 treatment: MHA

As many as 45 doctors and 160 paramedics of the paramilitary forces have arrived in Delhi for deployment on COVID-19 duties while the Railways will...

Covid-19: Indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy not advisable, says ICMR | India News

NEW DELHI: The Country’s top medical research body–India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that indiscriminate use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) should...

ICMR issues advisory for use of Feluda paper strip test

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory for the use of indigenously developed Feluda paper strip test, which is...

COVID tally crosses 60 lakh; 1,039 more deaths

New Delhi: India’s coronavirus tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 50.17 lakh after...

‘India had far more Covid cases than official count’

New Delhi: India had an estimated 6.4 million coronavirus cases in early May, according to a survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research...

plasma therapy: US halt to plasma therapy brings a severe jolt to treatment plans in India

New Delhi: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put on hold an emergency authorisation for blood plasma arguing that emerging data on the...

As cases spike, ICMR wants manufacturers to make antigen kits; only 1 approved so far | India News

BENGALURU: As India is lifting lockdowns in various parts of the country in a phased manner, it is expected to see a further upsurge in...

ICMR: Only 0.7% of population in 83 districts exposed to Covid | India News

NEW DELHI: Less than 1% — 0.73% to be precise — of the population has been found exposed to Covid-19 infection in the results of...