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Monkeypox: Airports To Isolate Sick Passengers Who Travelled To Affected Areas, ICMR To Keep Watch

Monkeypox: Airports To Isolate Sick Passengers Who Travelled To Affected Areas, ICMR To Keep Watch

Official sources said airport and port health officers have been asked to isolate and take samples of passengers with travel history of affected areas.

20 May 2022
Screen, Treat With Iron-Folic Acid Approach Efficacious In Reducing Prevalence Of Anaemia: Study

Screen, Treat With Iron-Folic Acid Approach Efficacious In Reducing Prevalence Of Anaemia: Study

"Anaemia remains a public health problem in India, particularly among women," said Dr Raghu Pullakhandham, a senior scientist at the National Institute of...

23 April 2022

32 Validation Centres Set Up For Fast-Track Validation Of Newer Diagnostic Commodities: Govt

The ministry said that so far, more than 1,600 different diagnostic commodities have been evaluated, of which 770 were approved.

COVID-19: Govt Says No State Has Reported Deaths Due To Oxygen Shortage

COVID-19: Govt Says No State Has Reported Deaths Due To Oxygen Shortage

The Union government has requested states and union territories to furnish details of suspected deaths due to oxygen shortage.

25 March 2022

Media Report On Excess Covid Deaths In India 'Purely Speculative': Govt

The registration of deaths in the country is done under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (RBD Act, 1969) by functionaries appointed by the state...

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04 February 2022
Covid-19 | Vaccine Effectiveness Of 99.3 Per Cent Found In Fully Jabbed Individuals: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Covid-19 | Vaccine Effectiveness Of 99.3 Per Cent Found In Fully Jabbed Individuals: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Covid-19: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said: ‘The latest data analysed and uploaded till January 2, 2022 depicts vaccine effectiveness of 99.3 per...


29 January 2022
Odisha Made COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit Gets ICMR Approval

Odisha Made COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit Gets ICMR Approval

The kit can detect various variants of COVID-19 by using nasopharyngeal swab samples.


19 January 2022
India's Third Covid Wave Likely To Peak On Jan 23, Daily Cases To Stay Below 4 Lakh: IIT Kanpur Scientist

India's Third Covid Wave Likely To Peak On Jan 23, Daily Cases To Stay Below 4 Lakh: IIT Kanpur Scientist

The Sutra model has been used to track and predict Covid case numbers in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.


19 January 2022
Odisha Starts Trial Run Of 'OmiSure' Kits For Detection Of Omicron Variant

Odisha Starts Trial Run Of 'OmiSure' Kits For Detection Of Omicron Variant

The 'OmiSure' kits can detect the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV2 in nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal specimens during the RT-PCR tests.


12 December 2021
Assam Researchers Develop Covid-19 Test Kit To Detect Omicron In 2 Hours: All You Need To Know

Assam Researchers Develop Covid-19 Test Kit To Detect Omicron In 2 Hours: All You Need To Know

A team of scientists from ICMR Assam have developed a Covid-19 test kit that can detect Omicron in two hours, cutting down hours of waiting time for...


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07 December 2021
PM Modi Inaugurates 3 Mega Projects In Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi Inaugurates 3 Mega Projects In Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi, ahead of the scheduled Uttar Pradesh assembly elections early next year, has inaugurated three mega projects—AIIMS, ICMR and fertilizer plant in the...


29 November 2021
India Reports 8,309 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Declines To 1,03,859

India Reports 8,309 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Declines To 1,03,859

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155...


24 November 2021
John Abraham On Pandemic Serving As An Opportunity To Reset

John Abraham On Pandemic Serving As An Opportunity To Reset

When asked if he ever worried that the audience wouldn't show up to watch films, John Abraham said the pandemic should be viewed as an opportunity to reset.


24 November 2021
John Abraham On Pandemic Serving As An Opportunity To Reset

John Abraham On Pandemic Serving As An Opportunity To Reset

When asked if he ever worried that the audience wouldn't show up to watch films, John Abraham said the pandemic should be viewed as an opportunity to reset.


12 November 2021
Covaxin 77.8 Percent Effective Against Covid-19: Lancet Study

Covaxin 77.8 Percent Effective Against Covid-19: Lancet Study

Covaxin analysis demonstrated it to be 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19, the Lancet Study said.


26 September 2021
7.9% Cancer Cases In India Were Recorded In Children: ICMR

7.9% Cancer Cases In India Were Recorded In Children: ICMR

The report has been prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru.


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08 September 2021
Health Officials Release 25,000 Mosquitofish As Firozabad Grapples With Dengue And Viral Fever

Health Officials Release 25,000 Mosquitofish As Firozabad Grapples With Dengue And Viral Fever

District health officials have started releasing the fish, generically known as Gambusia, in ponds in urban as well as rural areas of the district, Chief...


14 August 2021
India Reports 38,667 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, 478 Fresh Fatalities

India Reports 38,667 Fresh Coronavirus Cases, 478 Fresh Fatalities

India's fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent as per the Health Ministry.


08 August 2021
Combination Of Covishield, Covaxin Better Than 2 Doses Of Same Vaccine: ICMR Study

Combination Of Covishield, Covaxin Better Than 2 Doses Of Same Vaccine: ICMR Study

The study involved 98 people, 18 of whom had inadvertently received Covishield as first dose and Covaxin as the second in Uttar Pradesh.


03 August 2021
Covaxin Provides Protection Against Delta Plus Covid Variant: ICMR Study

Covaxin Provides Protection Against Delta Plus Covid Variant: ICMR Study

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin neutralises the Delta, Delta Plus (AY.1) and B.1.617.3 variants of SARS-CoV-2 effectively, the Indian Council of Medical and...


29 July 2021
ICMR Survey Finds Kerala Has Least Covid Antibodies, MP Tops

ICMR Survey Finds Kerala Has Least Covid Antibodies, MP Tops

ICMR sero survey has found that two-third of population surveyed in 11 states have coronavirus antibodies.


28 July 2021
Kerala Has Least Seroprevalence, Madhya Pradesh Tops The Charts: ICMR Serosurvey

Kerala Has Least Seroprevalence, Madhya Pradesh Tops The Charts: ICMR Serosurvey

According to the fourth national serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research, two-thirds of the population surveyed in 11 states has...


23 July 2021
People Died Due To Lack Of Oxygen But ICMR Norms Stopped Us From Reporting: Expert

People Died Due To Lack Of Oxygen But ICMR Norms Stopped Us From Reporting: Expert

The govt statement has shocked the medical fraternity because it is far away from the reality


21 July 2021
ICMR Guideline Prohibits States From Reporting Covid Deaths Due To Shortage Of Oxygen: Doctors’ Body

ICMR Guideline Prohibits States From Reporting Covid Deaths Due To Shortage Of Oxygen: Doctors’ Body

Guidance for the appropriate recording of COVID-19 related deaths in India categorically mentions that Asphyxia, Respiratory arrest/Failure, and Respiratory...


16 July 2021
Delta Variant Causes Majority Of Clinical Breakthrough Infections Of Covid: ICMR

Delta Variant Causes Majority Of Clinical Breakthrough Infections Of Covid: ICMR

ICMR's study is based on 677 clinical samples of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 despite taking either two doses or one dose of vaccines.


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