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Tuesday, June 28, 2022



US announces $122 million fund for India to address challenges posed by infectious diseases

June 16, 2022 3:50 pm

The funds will be distributed to the three top Indian health research institutions -- Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Institute of Virology (NIV) and National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE).

ICMR, DBT, US body to work on HIV, Covid cures

June 09, 2022 3:03 am

Now, the current MoU will bring all three organisations together on product development for the infections, preclinical and clinical trials, behavioural research, and low cost manufacturing.

ICMR : India fully prepared to deal with nose-bleed fever virus

June 01, 2022 10:18 pm

Considering that the Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been detected here in the past and Iraq is reporting a jump in cases and deaths, the ICMR is geared up, having developed a surveillance protocol over the last decade, Dr Samiran Panda, Addl DG, ICMR, tells Anuradha Mascarenhas

Dr Sheela Godbole takes over as head of ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute

May 19, 2022 7:35 pm

Her research spans clinical trials for HIV and Covid, clinical-epidemiological research in HIV, other sexually transmitted infections like human papilloma virus (HPV), HIV-cancer research, HIV and congenital syphilis elimination studies and impact evaluation of government programmes.

Vaccinated and never infected with Covid-19: Third dose can boost your immunity

April 26, 2022 3:52 am

The study published recently in the Journal of Infection has looked into the IgG and neutralizing antibody response in individuals vaccinated with two doses of Covishield vaccine against B.1, Delta, Beta and Omicron variants of the virus.

Make snakebite notifiable disease, set up institution for it under ICMR: Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar

April 25, 2022 11:58 am

All patients of snakebite envenomation should receive antivenom treatment free of cost in private hospitals too, wrote Dr Bawaskar in his letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Soon, no fine for not wearing masks in Delhi

April 01, 2022 10:30 am

Delhi new Covid guidelines: “Many were of the opinion that wearing masks should remain mandatory. However, it was finally decided that no fines would be issued. This means that the order will contain an advisory, which asks people to remain masked in public,” a source said.

AIIMS stops testing patients for Covid before admission, surgeries

February 09, 2022 9:19 pm

At the time, when the omicron variant driven Covid surge was at its peak, AIIMS along with several other city hospitals continued to test patients before admitting them to the hospital, performing surgeries and procedures, or moving them from one ward to the other

Karnataka: ICMR-approved labs to send 10 per cent of all positive samples for whole genome sequencing

February 07, 2022 10:19 pm

On Monday, Karnataka logged 6,151 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which 2,718 were reported in Bengaluru alone. The state currently has 87,080 active cases.

‘GenePath’s testing kit found accurate in detecting Delta, Omicron variants’

January 24, 2022 10:51 pm

The test, which uses multiple distinct markers across the SARS-CoV-2 genome to increase sensitivity and resilience to emerging mutations in the virus, is capable of detecting all current and previous clinically relevant strains with high sensitivity, the makers said.


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.