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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)


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.

Vaccine by August 15: Scientists say ICMR claim absurd and risky

July 04, 2020 7:29 am

The August 15 deadline flies in the face of publicly announced timelines for the possible readiness of this vaccine, including the vaccine developer’s own estimate and the timeline provided to the regulatory body, Drug Controller General of India.

ICMR note says Covid vaccine for public use by August 15, experts say unrealistic

July 03, 2020 3:46 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine: Vineeta Bal, an immunologist and a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, said she was unable to comprehend how the vaccine which was still under trial could be ready so soon.

ICMR identifies PGI for validation of rapid antigen detection assays for Covid

June 30, 2020 12:58 pm

The procedure is said to help in keeping track of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and provide easy access for detecting patients on a large scale within a short span of time.

ICMR considers biobank of samples for research, test validation

June 21, 2020 2:16 pm

While samples are being discarded currently, the task force members overseeing diagnostics and biomarkers said the agency has selected at least nine ICMR laboratories with easy access to COVID hospitals, where they can store positive and negative throat, nasal, and blood samples for research purposes.

Over 950 Covid deaths being covered up: Fadnavis writes to CM

June 16, 2020 3:36 am

In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis said: “It has come our notice that more than 950 Covid-19 deaths had been covered up. It is a clear attempt to hide facts. Instead of Covid-19, they are being certified as deaths caused by other ailment...”

Covid case count nears 2-lakh mark, ICMR says ‘far away from peak’

June 03, 2020 6:42 am

“We are very far away from the peak. Our preventive measures have been very effective. We are in a much better position vis-a-vis other countries and you will see the data soon,” Dr Gupta said.

Covid test should track viral load too, says new ICMR study

June 03, 2020 6:43 am

Viral load refers to the quantity of a virus in an organism and is a reflection of how quickly the virus is replicating.

Senior ICMR scientist tests positive for coronavirus

June 01, 2020 11:47 am

The ICMR building will be sanitised and fumigated for two days, a source said.