Tag: Indian Council of Medical Research

Coronavirus: Coronavirus: India sees single-day rise of 25,072 new cases, lowest in 160 days

India saw a single-day rise of 25,072 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 160 days, while active cases declined to 3,33,924, comprising 1.03 per cent...

covid third wave: Will there be a third virus wave? Forecaster who predicted India’s Covid peak sees another one coming

India is likely to see a rise in Covid-19 infections building into a new — though smaller — virus wave that may peak in October,...

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...

Shortages, confusion in India’s vaccination drive

India’s mammoth push to beat its raging Covid surge with vaccinations looks troubled, with its vast inoculation programme plagued by shortages, confusion and political squabbles....

Covaxin found to neutralise 617 variant of Covid-19: Dr Fauci | India News

WASHINGTON: Covaxin, India’s home-grown Covid-19 vaccine, has been found to neutralise the 617 variant of the deadly virus, White House chief medical adviser and America’s...

Herd immunity is ‘very difficult’ to achieve in India, says AIIMS director Randeep Guleria

Herd immunity is “very difficult” to achieve and one should not think of it in “practical terms” in India, especially in the times of “variant...

No data on efficacy of India’s Covid vaccines against South African, Brazilian variants: Scientists | India News

NEW DELHI: Preliminary research shows the two vaccines against Covid-19 approved in India are effective against the UK variant of the novel coronavirus but there...

How ET-ILC organizations are ensuring mental well-being of their employees

After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the world saw more depression, anxiety and substance abuse than ever before. The recession led to a 13% increase...

COVID-19 vaccine race: Where they stand currently

New Delhi: Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, about 200 vaccine candidates are in the works and 10 have been either approved by several...

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India

The Serum Institute of India on Sunday became the first indigenous company to apply to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking emergency use...

India sees early vaccine launch as AstraZeneca deliveries run late | India News

NEW DELHI: India raced ahead with work on its coronavirus vaccine while Britain’s AstraZeneca said its deliveries were running “a little bit late” as countries...

Pan-India COVID-19 genome studies suggest virus genetically stable, no major mutation: PMO

NEW DELHI: As the work continues to develop an effective vaccine for COVID-19, the government on Saturday said two pan-India studies on the genome of...

Govt to build database on Sickle Cell Disease, IJMR warns children with SCD at risk of Covid -19 related complications | India News

NEW DELHI: The online performance dashboard “Empowering Tribals, Transforming India” launched by the Centre last week to monitor all schemes impacting tribal welfare, has also...

No need to allow private labs for testing: Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender

NEW DELHI: There is no need to involve private laboratories for testing of Covid-19 in Telangana, the state’s health minister Eatala Rajender said, after his...

Allow us to test plasma therapy, states tell Centre

NEW DELHI: Saddled with a spike in Covid-19 numbers, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have sought the Centre’s permission to conduct convalescent plasma therapy, which...

ICMR gears up for the worst, plans to test 1 lakh cases a day

NEW DELHI: India’s top health research body has prepared a ‘worst-case scenario’ roadmap for Covid-19 testing as it gears up to add 200 additional labs...