Tag: ICMR

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...

AIIMS: AIIMS to soon conduct 1st autopsy to study virus

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is set to study how long coronavirus can remain in the body and whether dead...

ICMR lauds Kerala’s containment strategy for COVID-19

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday lauded the containment strategy and the robust public healthcare system of Kerala and said it...

lockdown: View: Lift the lockdown & open up

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw To ensure that the medical crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic does not snowball into a devastating economic crisis, GoI will...

China pledges help on Covid kits, govt waits for ICMR views

NEW DELHI: Amid concerns raised in India about the quality of rapid test kits recently purchased from China, the Chinese embassy said it will keep...

AYUSH ministry makes scientific evidence must amid 5,000 Covid-related claims

New Delhi: Swamped by Covid-19 cure proposals, the ministry of AYUSH notified guidelines for researchers of Indian traditional medicine. The ministry asked researches to follow...

India’s spending on Covid-19 tests crosses Rs 100 crore

Mumbai: Each Covid-19 test costs roughly Rs 2,500, taking the total amount spent on them in India so far to a little over Rs 100...

ICMR study finds presence of ‘bat coronavirus’ in two Indian bat species

NEW DELHI: As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have found the presence of a different kind of coronavirus — bat coronavirus (BtCoV)...

ICMR: Government, private medical colleges invited to set up testing labs

New Delhi: In a bid to scale up Covid-19 testing, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday invited applications from government and private...

trump: India eases curbs on the drug Trump wants

India will partially lift the ban on exports of Hydrochloroquine, the anti-malaria drug being thought of as effective for healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients. Meanwhile,...

Lockdown, week 3: New week unravels a fresh virus hotspot

Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital has been declared a containment zone after several staff tested positive. Wockhardt’s Chairman said the infection spread from the non-Covid section of...

Rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases 4.1 days; without Tablighi Jamaat incident it would have been 7.4 days: Government

New Delhi: The rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 4.1 days presently but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation...

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters...