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Top StoriesJul 12, 2021, 4:17 PM IST
Healthcare company Abbott launches COVID-19 Home-Testing Kit at Rs 325
"Scaling access to easy, accurate, and fast testing can speed up the country's preparedness and curb community contagion," ICMR former Director-General Nirmal Kumar Ganguly said.
CoronavirusMay 13, 2021, 1:22 PM IST
Why is India still recommending Ivermectin for Covid treatment?
World Health Organisation, European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration do not endorse the use of Ivermectin for Covid treatment. What's more, even Merck -- the company that manufactures Ivermectin -- has said that the medicine is not meant for Covid-19 treatment.
Coronavirus IndiaApr 21, 2021, 1:12 PM IST
ICMR study: Covaxin can neutralise double mutant Covid strain
ICMR and the Pune-based National Institute of Virology have been able to isolate and culture the double mutant strain B.1.617, cases of which have been reported in certain parts of the country.
Top StoriesFeb 5, 2021, 11:18 AM IST
1 in 5 Indians exposed to COVID, shows sero survey; health workers to be vaccinated with 2nd dose from Feb 13
Among health care workers, the seroprevalence was 25.7%, with 26.6% among doctors and nurses.
Top StoriesJan 3, 2021, 9:07 AM IST
ICMR cultures UK strain of Coronavirus; first in the world to do so
The Indian Council of Medical Research has announced that its Pune-based National Institute of virology has managed to successfully isolate and culture the UK strain of the Coronavirus from the UK arrivals.
Top StoriesDec 25, 2020, 8:56 AM IST
India's Covaxin vaccine drawing global attention: ICMR
India's vaccine against Coronavirus has drawn global attention concerning its safety and immunogenicity, the Indian Council of Medical Research has informed.
IndiaNov 19, 2020, 10:53 AM IST
Coronavirus: ICMR warns against ‘indiscriminate’ use of CPT for treating COVID-19
“CPT [convalescent plasma therapy] did not lead to reduction in progression to severe Covid-19 or all-cause mortality,” the ICMR said in its observations after it conducted a randomised controlled trial among 464 Covid-19 patients with “moderate” symptoms across 39 hospitals in India.
IndiaOct 23, 2020, 4:03 PM IST
Coronavirus: India crosses 10 crore-mark in conducting COVID-19 tests
Till now, 74,000 tests per million population have been conducted. India has conducted the last 5 crore sample testing in only 45 days, Lokesh Sharma, scientist and media coordinator at ICMR said.
IndiaOct 21, 2020, 5:03 PM IST
Coronavirus: IIT Kharagpur's 'COVIRAP' gets ICMR certification
'COVIRAP' the diagnostic machine developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur researchers, has been successfully validated for its efficacy in Covid-19 detection by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Institute said on Wednesday.
IndiaOct 13, 2020, 1:53 PM IST
Coronavirus: India will have more than one COVID-19 vaccine by early next year: Harsh Vardhan
Currently, two indigenously developed vaccine candidates, one by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and the other by Zydus Cadila Ltd, are in phase 2 of the human clinical trials.
IndiaOct 2, 2020, 10:56 AM IST
Coronavirus: India reports 81,484 cases on October 1
A total of 7,67,17,728 samples has been tested for COVID-19, up to 1 October. Of these, 10,97,947 samples were tested yesterday, said ICMR
IndiaSep 29, 2020, 6:57 PM IST
Startup incubated at IISc Equine Biotech develops indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit
The test kit, based on Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnosis, has been approved for use in authorised COVID-19 diagnostic labs by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
IndiaSep 29, 2020, 2:11 PM IST
ICMR warns of new ‘Cat Que virus’ from China; Human samples from Karnataka found positive in 2014, 2017
Amid coronavirus, ICMR warns India about new virus from China. Two human samples that were found to be positive for the presence of anti-CQV IgG antibodies were from Karnataka in 2014 and 2017.
IndiaSep 2, 2020, 6:18 PM IST
Government must not give false hope to people regarding COVID-19 vaccine: Committee of Doctors
The government repeatedly gave an assurance to ordinary people by saying that all dangers will be eliminated as soon as the COVID vaccine comes in the country. A committee of experts think that this kind of assurance must not be given. The two indigenous vaccines are now in the second stage. The second stage of the test requires 6-7 months. In a country of 130 crore population, if half of them have to be vaccinated, it will take a lot of time.