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ICMR Warns Against COVID-19 Tests On Suspicion, Hydroxychloroquine Sans Prescription

New Delhi: A senior scientist of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) warned people against conducting COVID-19 tests on suspicion and using hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus without medical prescription. Speaking to the media at a press conference, Raman Gangakhedkar (scientist) said, “Do not go for COVID-19 test just on suspicion or consume hydroxychloroquine medicine without […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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NPR, first phase of Census 2021 exercise postponed amid COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday announced to postpone the first phase of Census 2021 and the National Population Register (NPR) exercise owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. The exercise slated to begin on April 1 this year has been “postponed until further orders”, the office of the Registrar General and […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Coronavirus
ICMR answers FAQs about Coronavirus

New Delhi: Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about novel coronavirus or COVID-19 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which will dispel many myths and bring out facts about out the deadly virus. Here’s a quick look. 1. Are patients with heart disease, diabetes or hypertension at increased […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
COVID-19-Virus
First Images Of COVID-19 Virus Released In India

Pune: A team of ICMR-NIV scientists in Pune has released the first images of COVID-19 virus. The images of coronavirus depict how it looks like. The images have been captured using the transmission electron microscope imaging. They have been published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research. The images of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
WHO
Now, ICMR to go for Covid-19 therapeautic trial with WHO

New Delhi: India will participate in the WHO’s multi-country “solidarity trial” for developing potential treatments and drugs for COVID-19 (coronavirus), apex health research body Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Friday. The decision came as the country reported 2,547 cases of the coronavirus infection, including 62 deaths so far. “ICMR will collaborate with […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that the number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the country could have increased to 8.2 lakh by April 15 had India not implemented a lockdown and other containment measures. Addressing a daily briefing on the coronavirus situation of the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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COVID19: Numbers Can Be Exponential, Resurge In Cases Abroad Cause Of Concern: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said that as the country is dealing with an infectious pandemic, the number of the cases may be exponential but the government is adequately prepared for management of coronavirus cases. Addressing the daily press briefing, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: “This is a […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Bats
Coronavirus in bats affecting humans is rare: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that coronavirus in bats affecting humans is a rare incident, maybe, once in a thousand years. Responding to a question asked by IANS at the daily media briefing of ministries about coronavirus pandemic, Head Scientist of ICMR Dr Raman Gangakhedkar said that the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19-testing
India received 5 lakh rapid COVID-19 testing kits from China: Health Ministry

New Delhi: India has received the much-awaited five lakh rapid COVID-19 testing kits from China and these are not meant for early diagnosis of the disease rather for monitoring whether coronavirus hotspots in India are increasing or showing a declining trend, the government said on Thursday. Addressing a daily briefing on COVID-19 situation in the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19 testing
Drug Controller General permits clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients

New Delhi: The central drug regulator has given its go-ahead to a proposal by the Indian Council of Medical Research for the clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients, as per the protocol developed by ICMR. The Drug Controller General of India said ICMR has submitted a list of institutes, which have shown an […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Corona death count reaches 339
COVID19: ICMR Bats For Oxford Vaccine, WHO Lists 3 More As Frontrunners

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said that a candidate vaccine called ChAdOX1 a” being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford — is the frontrunner in the race to take on the deadly COVID-19 virus which has infected over 23 lakh people globally, killing over 1.60 lakh people. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Coronavirus: Positive cases climb to 6412 in India, death toll touches 199
17,615 Indians tested positive for Covid-19: ICMR

New Delhi: The number of total Covid-19 positive cases in India as risen up to 17,615 as per latest data released by the ICMR. The release said “Today, on 19 April 2020, till 9 pm, 27,824 samples have been reported. Of these, 1,135 were positive for SARS-CoV-2.” Also Read: Odisha Fights Coronavirus: 13 Teams Formed […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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ICMR Asks States To Stop Using Chinese COVID19 Rapid Test Kits

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), here on Tuesday, asked states to stop the use of Chinese COVID-19 rapid testing kits for at least two days as they were giving inaccurate results. Addressing the media, ICMR Chief Scientist Raman Gangakhedkar said, “We had received complaints from one state on Monday. On Tuesday, […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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ICMR Asks States To Stop Using Antibody Kits From Two Chinese Firms

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday directed states to stop using rapid antibody test kits procured from China-based Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics after their results showed wide variations. The statement came several states raised concerns over the performance of tests during the exercise that they undertook. Following the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Coronavirus
COVID-19 In India: Total Tally Surge Past 40,000 Mark

New Delhi: The total cases of the novel coronavirus in India crossed 40 thousand mark and mounted to 40,263 on Sunday. In an evening update, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that of the total tally 28,070 are active cases, while 1,306 fatalities have been reported. Earlier in a press statement, the Health […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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