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Drones for vaccines: ICMR seeks bids, Telangana explores ‘Medicines from Sky’

June 15, 2021 7:05 am

Companies with logistics experience including Flipkart and Dunzo have announced their consortia under Telangana’s drone delivery scheme to develop and execute drone deliveries there.

Plea against Covaxin Phase 2/3 trial in children: Delhi HC notice to Centre, Bharat Biotech

May 19, 2021 12:18 pm

The division bench, however, declined to issue any interim order and listed the case for hearing on July 15.

Explained: How likely is Covid-19 reinfection? Here are findings of an ICMR study

May 18, 2021 10:50 am

Among 1,300 individuals who tested positive twice, an ICMR study has found that 4.5% could be reinfection cases. Why are the rest ruled out as such, and what are the implications of the findings?

Fighting the infodemic

July 31, 2020 9:31 am

A unified database of COVID-19 patients would streamline immediate responses and warn of future effects

TB vaccine as anti-Covid candidate: what ICMR will study in BCG trial

May 20, 2020 7:16 pm

India, like many other Asian, African, and Latin American countries, has a current national BCG vaccination policy for all at birth.

Maharashtra: Current ICMR guidelines don’t allow pool testing in state

April 15, 2020 2:13 am

Pool testing can help cut cost and time required to test each sample. In countries like Germany, 15 samples are all tested in one bunch as one specimen by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique.

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.