COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark: Indian Council of Medical Research
A cumulative total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested up to August 2 with 3,81,027 samples being tested on Sunday, the ICMR said.
Dummy mobile no, hospital address can be used for testing mentally ill homeless people: ICMR to HC
ICMR came out with the solution to address...
India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs
India's COVID-19 tally reached 15.31 lakh on July 29. The ...
Mylab Discovery Solutions gets ICMR nod for its antigen testing kit for COVID-19
"After bringing an affordable RT-PCR test to reduce dependence on foreign kits, we launched Compact XL to accelerate COVID-19 testing. Now, with the approval for an antigen testing kit, we will cover whole spectrum of COVID-19 testing and leave no stone unturned to fight this pandemic," Mylab Discovery Solutions MD Hasmukh Rawal said.
Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine initiated in India, with 1,000 volunteers: ICMR
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has permitted two vaccines -- one developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and another one by Zydas Cadila Healthcare Ltd to go in for the first and second phase of human clinical trials.
ICMR starts BCG vaccine trial on elderly. Here is why
ICMR has started a trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the 80-year-old BCG vaccine in reducing morbidity and mortality in elderly individ...
Mumbai-based Vishat Diagnostics gets ICMR nod to supply COVID-19 antigen testing kit
"With COVID-19 Ag Respi-Strip, we are bringing CE certified and ICMR approved kits at affordable prices, which is also our company's driving force for all other product lines," Vishat Diagnostics MD Pratik Chaitala said. At a time when India is touching its peak in daily numbers of cases, it becomes critical to rapidly increase testing, he added.
ICMR invites cos to develop its anti-serum against Covid
Antiserum is a blood serum that contains antibodies against a virus that can be injected to prevent or treat an infection. Some common examples of antisera are the antivenoms used against snake bites, anti-rabies, anti-tetanus, among others.
India may see 2.87 lakh COVID-19 cases a day by winter 2021 if no vaccine or drug treatment: MIT study
There was no immediate reaction from the Union Health Ministry or the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) on Wednesday to the study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Delhi plans sero survey, but one by ICMR not yet revealed
“We will start sero-surveillance in Delhi through antibody testing to see how much of the population is exposed to the infection as of now,” said a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified.
Andhra Pradesh government seeks ICMR study on health effects of LG polymers’ gas leak
A high power committee, set up by the Andhra Pradesh government to probe the styrene gas leakage accident at LG Polymers’ unit attributed the leak to negligence, breach of safety protocols, and breakdown of the emergency response system, among other reasons.
ICMR's chief epidemiologist retires, sources say will continue to advise govt in Covid-19 policy decisions
A public health expert in communicable disease, Raman Gangakhedkar was instrumental in the prevention and control measures of the HIV epidemic two decades ago.
ICMR reiterates no community spread in India yet
The figure that was shared with the media stated that data from 65 districts has been compiled till now.
COVID-19: India's case tally crosses 18 lakh-mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh
The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
WHO suggests Ahmedabad COVID-19 measures as case study:Gujarat Govt
The WHO has suggested to take up initiatives in Ahmedabad like 'Dhanvantari Rath', 104 fever helpline, Sanjivani Van; and active participation of private hospitals in control and treatment as a case study for other cities in India and abroad.