Indian Council of Medical Research

Happy with Covaxin clinical trials: Belagavi doctor Dr Amit Bhate

The vaccine has been given to over 26,000 people in the country. No side effects have been reported yet.

published on : 4th January 2021

Dummy mobile number, hospital address can be used for testing mentally ill homeless people: ICMR to HC

ICMR came out with the solution to address the issue of mentally ill homeless persons not being tested for COVID-19 for the lack of a government issued identity card.

published on : 7th August 2020

COVID-19: TN govt gives consent to BCG trial at ICMR's Chennai institute

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar hoped that vaccinating the elderly with the time tested BCG would help reduce the intensity of COVID-19, admissions at hospitals and mortality rates.

published on : 15th July 2020

India 'pharmacy of the world', on fast-track mode to develop COVID-19 vaccine: ICMR

Dr Bhargava said --i.e. 60 per cent of the vaccines (like Rubella, measles, polio) supplied in the world, whether it be Africa, Europe, South East Asia or anywhere are of Indian origin.

published on : 14th July 2020

ICMR writes to WHO disagreeing with HCQ assessment, officials say international trial dosage four times higher than India

Buoyed by the preliminary success observed in the treatment of COVID-19 patients through these HCQ tablets, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the WHO.

published on : 29th May 2020

Centre to conduct serosurvey in 10 hotspot cities to track community transmission of coronavirus

Sources said that in the project, 50 serum samples will be collected from 10 randomly picked containment areas in every city. This will amount to the overall testing of 5,000 samples in these cities.

published on : 24th May 2020

ICMR comes up with fully indigenous diagnostic platform for COVID-19

ICMR has now recommended the TrueNat COVID-19 test as a two-step test.

published on : 21st May 2020

Machines used for testing drug-resistant TB can be now used for confirming COVID-19 cases

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had approved the use of TrueNat system for conducting coronavirus tests on April 10, while recommending it only as a screening test.

published on : 20th May 2020

ICMR, NCDC to start serosurvey to monitor COVID-19 prevalence at district level

The Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Centre for Disease Control will collaborate with key stakeholders for the survey at 10 health facilities (6 public and 4 private).

published on : 12th May 2020

Rajasthan to start plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients from Monday: Gehlot

The CM said the government will also start tele-medicines service from Monday so that people can get medical counselling and treatment sitting at home during the lockdown.

published on : 4th May 2020

ICMR tells states to stop using rapid antibody test kits procured from two Chinese firms 

The health ministry on its part issued a statement saying that after receipt of some supplies, ICMR has conducted quality checks on these kits in field conditions.

published on : 27th April 2020

IIT professor develops software to detect COVID-19 within five seconds using X-ray scan

The professor, who took over 40 days to develop the software, has filed a patent for the same and has approached the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for a review.

published on : 24th April 2020

99 institutes willing to take part in clinical trial of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment: ICMR

ICMR added that each institute that wished to participate in the study would need to mandatorily obtain ethics clearance locally, through their Institutional Ethics Committee.

published on : 20th April 2020

COVID-19: ICMR launches study on side effects of hydroxychloroquine

Head of Epidemiology and Communicable diseases at ICMR Raman R Gangakhedkar said the ICMR has launched a study on side effects of HCQ using data of some healthcare workers.

published on : 19th April 2020

Central drug regulator permits clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients

The Drug Controller General of India said ICMR has submitted a list of institutes, which have shown an interest in the trial, to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation.

published on : 18th April 2020
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