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Indian Council of Medical Research


ICMR guidelines for antibody kits: Not recommended for diagnosis

March 28, 2020 8:20 am

The Indian Express on March 26 had reported about the limitation of the serological test - that it can only be used for screening, and that patients will have to undergo the RTPCR test for diagnosis of COVID-19 infection.

Explained: Why quarantine works better than airport screening

March 25, 2020 9:05 am

A new ICMR paper’s hypothetical model finds quarantining 50% of symptomatic cases within 3 days of symptoms would reduce overall cases by 62% and peak number of cases by 89% in an optimistic scenario. In a pessimistic scenario, these numbers would be 2% and 8% respectively.

Mumbai: Private labs face hurdle — limited kits, no staff

March 25, 2020 3:36 am

“We need kits urgently. There are only a few manufacturers in India that the government has approved,” said Dr Anupa Dixit, director of Suburban Diagnostics laboratory.

ICMR develops affordable quick test kits for diagnosing genetic bleeding disorders

May 18, 2019 9:44 am

Patients with severe Haemophilia A or Von Willebrand disease can have life threatening spontaneous or post-traumatic bleeding like brain haemorrhage and gastrointestinal bleeding. In emergency medical setting, it is important to have a quick diagnosis of bleeding disorders for treatment.

Health ministry puts stem cell in ‘new drugs’ list, man moves court to continue treatment

April 12, 2019 1:06 pm

On a video call, Bhatia slowly mouths his words. “Muscles in my face, shoulder and arms have become weak again. Imagine simple acts of speaking, smiling, kissing, lifting a cup. I can’t perform them easily”.

Adolescent girls not mentally prepared for early marriage, have no say in groom selection: study

September 22, 2017 8:38 am

But the study found that the mental preparedness of the adolescents was “very poor”, as they were “very scared and anxious” when they learnt that they were going to get married. “There was a distinct lack of knowledge and awareness among girls regarding certain sexual and reproductive health issues that fuelled their fear and anxiety,” said researchers.

After gastrointestinal app, PGI works on more specialties

April 09, 2015 4:45 am

According to Dr Dutta, through this app, a doctor in a remote area can get latest information about 15 GI diseases.

Mumbai Underground: Greener than thou

November 10, 2014 12:27 pm

The latest government department to be targetted by cyber criminals is the Maharashtra forest department.

ART Bill on IVF may come up in winter session

November 04, 2014 1:16 am

The guidelines, framed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), have been pending since 2010.

At 30, capital has highest ‘confirmed’ ART clinics in country

February 17, 2014 3:10 am

Total of 185 clinics across India, health officials say registration response has been low