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India successfully cultures UK-variant of coronavirus strain: ICMR

January 02, 2021 10:00 pm

In a tweet, the ICMR claimed that no country has yet reported successful isolation and culture of the UK-variant of SARS-CoV-2.

India experts to meet today over new virus strain in UK

December 21, 2020 7:18 am

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that he believes “personally” that India could be in a position to begin administering the vaccine to the public “maybe” next month.

Month after Patiala man's death, an SMS: 'Sample collected for Covid-19 test'

December 17, 2020 2:25 pm

According to sources, the name of the people who have not undergone any Covid-19 tests at the Health Centre of Kalo Majra, are listed as having tested negative on the ICMR website.

On adverse reaction claim from Chennai, Centre says no need to stop vaccine trial

December 02, 2020 11:13 am

In its first public remarks over the notice, the government said that it has no role to play in such claims filed anywhere in the country. “ICMR has no role in endorsing or not endorsing a legal claim filed anywhere in the country,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.

Avoid indiscriminate use of plasma therapy: ICMR

November 19, 2020 7:29 am

Convalescent plasma therapy, or CPT, is a procedure in which Covid-19 antibodies in the blood of a patient who has recovered is extracted, and injected into a patient who is still sick.

India-made COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February, says ICMR scientist

November 05, 2020 3:51 pm

Bharat Biotech, a private company that is developing COVAXIN with the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), had earlier hoped to launch it only in the second quarter of next year.

Pune: Over 14.8 lakh samples tested in 60 labs across govt & pvt hospitals, diagnostic centres

October 13, 2020 9:51 am

Eight months into the pandemic, ICMR-NIV – which has its headquarters in Pune -- has been at the forefront of testing samples for coronavirus infection, and along with its three field units at Mumbai, Bangalore and Kerala, is moving towards the 5-lakh mark.

India far from achieving herd immunity against Covid-19, ICMR probing reinfection cases: Harsh Vardhan

September 27, 2020 9:21 pm

On emerging evidence that Covid-19 infection not only impacts the lungs but other organs too, Harsh Vardhan said the Ministry of Health had already set up expert committees to look into these facets of the infection.

COVID-19 reinfection'very rare', not a matter of concern: ICMR DG

September 15, 2020 10:15 pm

The remarks come amid suspected cases of COVID-19 reinfection being reported from abroad and from Indian states like Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra.

Plasma therapy may not reduce mortality, suggests ICMR study

September 10, 2020 7:26 am

While use of convalescent plasma as a treatment modality for Covid-19 has received authorisation for off-label use in India, the aim of ICMR’s PLACID trial was to investigate its effectiveness for treatment of Covid-19.


As India's Covid-19 tally touches 1,038,716, some snapshots of virus testing across country

July 18, 2020 9:59 pm

At present, there are 3,58,692 active cases in the country, while 6,53,750 people have recovered so far and one has migrated.