'Keep a close watch on situation': Government to officials amid Monkeypox cases in Europe

The Union health ministry has also directed airport and port health officers to be vigilant.

published on : 20th May 2022

Doctors rule out fresh wave of pandemic

Health experts sought to allay fears of an impending fourth wave ofthe Covid pandemic in Delhi, saying that the fluctuations in infections will keep happening in the city. 

published on : 9th May 2022

WHO's suspension of Covaxin supply through UN agencies is 'routine', says ICMR chief

On April 2, the WHO had said it suspended the supply through United Nations agencies of Covaxin to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection

published on : 8th April 2022

High immune response to Covid variants in breakthrough cases after two Covaxin jabs: ICMR study

The findings of the study, conducted in February this year after isolating the Omicron variant, have been published in the Journal of Infection on April 5.

published on : 7th April 2022

ICMR study has shown rise in antibodies post Covaxin booster dose: MoS Health tells RS

International data available on booster doses of AstraZeneca and Covishield suggests a three- to four-fold increase in antibody levels after their administration, Pawar said in a written reply.

published on : 29th March 2022

TB cases down 20 per cent in Namakkal in 5 years

Namakkal district has been selected to receive the bronze medal from the Union Government for reducing tuberculosis (TB) cases. Bronze medal is given if cases are brought down by more than 20 per cent

published on : 24th March 2022

India records 4,575 new COVID-19 cases, 145 deaths reported in 24 hours

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.51 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.62 per cent. As many as 8,97,904 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Tuesday.

published on : 9th March 2022

Over 50 per cent Covid deaths in Odisha in third-wave among unvaccinated 

People with comorbidities irrespective of vaccination status accounted for 80 pc of deaths

published on : 5th March 2022

Covid will wane by mid-march in most states: ICMR expert

About Kerala, which continues to report a high number of Covid cases and deaths, Dr. Samiran Panda said that they are tracking the infection very well.

published on : 21st February 2022

State lifts Covid test for patient hospitalisation

The test will be conducted only on patients with symptoms.

published on : 14th February 2022

AIIMS plan to stop Covid tests before hospitalisation gets mixed response

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has decided to discontinue Covid testing prior to inpatient hospitalisations and surgical procedures.

published on : 10th February 2022

Vaccine effectiveness of 99.3 per cent seen in fully vaccinated: Mandaviya

ICMR has developed the India Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker, by merging mainly three national databases -- CoWIN, National Covid-19 Testing database and Covid-19 India portal.

published on : 5th February 2022

ICMR gives nod to COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit made by Odisha company

The ICMR has approved the test kits based on the RMRC's internal validation and a third party's report on efficacy and accuracy.

published on : 29th January 2022

Made in Odisha RAT kit gets ICMR nod   

The price of the kit will be cheaper than other antigen testing kits and would be available in the State easily for people.

published on : 29th January 2022

RT-PCR test rate at private labs and hospitals slashed to 300

The latest order issued by the health department requires all labs and hospitals to display the revised rates at a prominent place within 24 hours.

published on : 21st January 2022
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