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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)


Nationwide survey finds 28.5 per cent adults in India hypertensive

May 10, 2022 3:33 pm

The findings of the ICMR-NCDIR survey were published in the 'Journal of Human Hypertension’

Gap between 2nd dose of Covid jab, precaution dose likely to be reduced to 6 months soon

April 27, 2022 7:40 pm

Studies at ICMR and other international research institutions have suggested that antibody level wanes after about six months from the primary vaccination with both doses and giving a booster increases the immune response.

Three episodes of Covid infection found in healthcare professional: report

April 20, 2022 7:23 am

The emergence of the highly-mutated Omicron variant also led to an enormous rise in Covid-19 cases. There was a surge of reinfection as the variant evaded the immune response from both vaccination and SARS-CoV2 infection.

Huge demand for Ayush products, services; market size has crossed $18 billion: Ayush Secretary

April 20, 2022 2:58 pm

Ahead of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 beginning in Gandhinagar on April 20, Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, says India has the potential to become a health and wellness hub, attracting investments and creating additional jobs.

Covid-19: India logs 796 new cases, 19 deaths

April 12, 2022 10:59 am

The death toll climbed to 5,21,710 with 19 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Maharashtra: Total Covid deaths in state climb to 1.47 lakh as govt revises toll

March 31, 2022 8:04 am

Till March 24, the state had reported 1,43,772 Covid deaths and 4,005 ‘deaths due to other reasons’. However, on March 25, the state merged the two, taking the total count to 1,47,779.

Immune response induced by Omicron may neutralise Delta, other variants of concern: Study

January 28, 2022 7:31 am

🔴 The Omicron variant has shown high transmissibility and capability of evading the immune response generated by natural infection and vaccination.

It’s likely that we will have to co-exist with Delta & Omicron variants: Experts

January 14, 2022 7:30 am

Dr T Jacob John, former director of ICMR’s Centre of Advanced Research in Virology, also stressed on vaccinating children quickly to minimise virus transmission and risk of emergence of new variants by mutations.

ICMR issues fresh Covid-19 guidelines on who needs to get tested, who doesn't

January 11, 2022 12:56 pm

"We have been stressing on this for a long time that there is no need to test asymptomatic contacts or travellers unnecessarily. This puts a lot of pressure on laboratories," said Dr Shuchin Bajaj

First Omicron cases detected: 2 Karnataka samples show strain

December 03, 2021 7:03 am

🔴 Referring to the two cases of Omicron, ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava urged the public not to panic. The use of masks, maintaining hand hygiene, and not going to mass gatherings are key, he said.