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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)


39% Himachalis obese, nearly 12% diabetic, finds ICMR study

February 03, 2021 2:07 am

The survey covered nearly 4,000 people in the state and was conducted from September 2019 to March 2020.

PGI doctor features among top 20 global researchers on universal health coverage

January 20, 2021 10:53 pm

A bibliometric analysis of research on UHC conducted from January 1990 to September 2019, which was recently published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, identified authors, journals and countries where maximum volume of high-quality research on UHC is published.

Seroprevalence studies among healthcare workers to be taken up: NIV

January 13, 2021 12:02 am

While ICMR-NIV, Pune, has contributed to a national serosurvey in urban containment zones, Abraham said these studies will be conducted in Pune as it will help in getting baseline seroprevalence data among these categories in the population.

Karnataka Health Minister hints at police action against untraceable UK returnees

December 29, 2020 8:19 am

Official sources said around 300 people who returned from the UK, where a new strain of coronavirus has emerged recently, were yet to be traced.

1,100 healthcare workers and district officials undergo training to administer Covid-19 vaccine in capital

December 22, 2020 2:03 am

On Monday, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan said India may begin vaccinating people against Covid-19 in January and the government’s first priority has been safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

In a first, ICMR-NARI to study Covid antibody prevalence in HIV-affected

December 05, 2020 12:16 pm

Neutralisation antibody tests for SARS- CoV-2 will determine the functional ability of antibodies to prevent a virus infection, and will inform as to whether the antibodies developed are protective or not.

ICMR approves dry swab method for ‘faster, cheaper’ Covid tests

November 28, 2020 10:45 am

CSIR-CCMB Director Dr Rakesh Mishra told The Indian Express that the method will save time and reduce costs when compared to a standard RT-PCR test that uses VTM and RNA extraction.

How much do tests for Covid-19 cost in India? A state-wise breakup

December 05, 2020 3:48 pm

Covid-19 Tests cost in India State-wise: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has left it to state governments to decide the cost of Covid-19 tests. In most government facilities, Covid-19 testing is free.

Delhi HC pulls up ICMR over wait for approvals

July 17, 2020 2:08 am

“Don’t you (ICMR) think one month is too long considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation? Why are you giving one month,” a bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad observed.

ICMR defends August 15 Covid vaccine deadline, says process 'as per global norms'

July 04, 2020 9:52 pm

The official claim by the ICMR that it envisaged the “launch” of the vaccine for “public health use latest by August 15” has sparked fears that its safety and efficacy could be compromised to meet the timeline.