The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the new Covid variant detected in South Africa this week as the 'Variant of Concern' -- VOC, following the Technical Advisory Group meetings.
The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 116.87 crore, according to provisional reports till 7 am.
A latest study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed that Cuttack reports the maximum instances of brain stroke cases among cities in India.
Covaxin Gets WHO Nod; Union Health Minister’s Reaction
The Drugs and Comptroller General of India (DCGI) has given a go-ahead to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for vaccination of children in the 2-18 years age group.
School teachers, staff and those involved in the transportation of children should be vaccinated on an emergent basis and continue to use a mask even after receiving the jabs, the experts underlined.
There is no difference in antibodies produced by Covaxin and Covishield vaccines against the Covid-19 virus. This information was shared by Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27).
Seventy-three percent people in Odisha have developed antibodies against Covid-19. This information was given by director of RMRC (Regional Medical Research Centre), Sanghamitra Pati on Sunday (Sept 26).
Childhood cancers rank ninth as a leading cause of childhood diseases at the global level, accounting for 11.5 million of the Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs).
Earlier, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia had launched the first of its kind ‘Medicines from the Sky' project at Vikarabad in Telangana under which drugs and vaccines were to be delivered using drones on September 11.
Talking about the third Covid wave, ICMR top scientist Dr Samiran Panda said that the intensity of any wave in near future would be lesser than what the country witnessed a couple of months ago during the second peak in April-May 2021 and it may not affect the entire country.
The Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar has begun serological survey in 12 districts of Odisha with a view to estimate the prevalence of Covid-19 antibodies in the general population and healthcare workers across the state.
The antibody responses of individuals with confirmed pre-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection were compared with those individuals without prior evidence of infection.
According to a statement issued by the apex Covid body, "ICMR's concerted efforts towards augmenting and diversifying testing prepared the infrastructure which made it possible to deliver on India's increased testing requirements in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19.
While Delta variant has the potential to infect both the vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, however, the progression of illness seems to be prevented by vaccination
The 4th round of Serosurvey conducted by RMRC revealed that over 85 percent health workers in three Odisha districts have developed COVID antibody.
The study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on COVID antibody reveals that sero prevalence may vary from state to state.
Children can handle the viral infection much better than adults since they have lower number of receptors where the virus attaches. Therefore, when India thinks of reopening schools, it will be wise to open primary schools first.
Two-thirds or 67.6 per cent of India's population aged above 6 years were found to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the latest national sero survey. A third of the population did not have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which means about 40 crore people are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, the official said.
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the development of antibodies in human body against Covid-19, a team of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, is set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.
CoviFind is highly effective in individuals with mid to high viral load, especially in detecting infection in the case of individuals more likely to transmit the disease to others.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to resolve the long pending pleas of the council and to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals without mental and physical fear.
Experts from the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research and the Indian Council of Medical Research, on Wednesday, slammed the government for poor planning of the home-grown vaccine production and deployment, as a result of which "India doesn't have enough vaccines to go around".
Odisha government on Thursday discontinued convalescent plasma therapy as a recommended treatment for COVID19.
India is conducting 18-20 lakh tests for detection of COVID-19 per day, the ICMR chief said on Tuesday underlining that despite infection among laboratory staff, the test performance is still being maintained