Articles about Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Current COVID-19 surge can't be termed 4th wave: ICMR official

01 May 2022

India
Current COVID-19 surge can't be termed 4th wave: ICMR official

The current surge in India's daily COVID-19 cases cannot be considered the fourth wave of the pandemic, a top Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) official said on Sunday.

India inching closer to launching its first dengue vaccine

29 Apr 2022

India
India inching closer to launching its first dengue vaccine

India is likely to get its first vaccine for dengue soon as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is all set to submit its clinical trial protocol to the country's drug regulator CDSCO by June.

Don't think current COVID-19 surge is fourth wave: ICMR ex-head

20 Apr 2022

India
Don't think current COVID-19 surge is fourth wave: ICMR ex-head

The ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases does not seem to be an indication of the fourth wave of the outbreak, said Dr. Raman R Gangakhedkar, former chief scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Third wave to wane in Delhi, Maharashtra by February-end: ICMR

05 Feb 2022

India
Third wave to wane in Delhi, Maharashtra by February-end: ICMR

The ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India will likely wane in the national capital Delhi, Maharashtra, and West Bengal by the end of February, according to Dr. Samiran Panda.

Vaccine booster doses will not stop Omicron infections: Top expert

12 Jan 2022

India
Vaccine booster doses will not stop Omicron infections: Top expert

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus will gradually infect everybody as it is "unstoppable," a top medical expert told NDTV.

'Revenge travel' could worsen third COVID-19 wave, ICMR study warns

05 Oct 2021

India
'Revenge travel' could worsen third COVID-19 wave, ICMR study warns

We have all been wanting to pack our bags and run to the hills. But that may not be a good idea.

COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist

13 Sep 2021

India
COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist

Former ICMR scientist Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar said the chances of a nationwide third wave of COVID-19 infections are "very low."

COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre

10 Sep 2021

India
COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre

The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in preventing mortality is 96.6 percent after the first dose and 97.5 percent after the second dose, the Centre said on Thursday, citing data from a COVID-19 tracker, developed by synergizing data from three platforms.

India's COVID-19 R-value rises amid third wave concerns

04 Sep 2021

India
India's COVID-19 R-value rises amid third wave concerns

India's COVID-19 R-value — an indicator of how fast the disease is spreading — is on the rise amid concerns over an expected third wave of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Government issues advisory on celebrating the festive season

02 Sep 2021

India
COVID-19: Government issues advisory on celebrating the festive season

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that people should celebrate upcoming festivals at home, without gathering in large numbers.

Third COVID-19 wave could be less severe than second: ICMR

31 Aug 2021

India
Third COVID-19 wave could be less severe than second: ICMR

A possible third wave of the coronavirus in India will likely be less severe than the devastating previous wave in April-May, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Single COVAXIN dose might be enough for those previously infected

28 Aug 2021

India
Single COVAXIN dose might be enough for those previously infected

A single dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN in previously COVID-19-infected individuals elicits a similar antibody response as obtained with two doses of the vaccine in those without a previous history of the disease, according to an ICMR study.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief

18 Aug 2021

India
COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief

India will likely have a COVID-19 vaccine for children by next month, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.

Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

29 Jul 2021

India
Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

The fourth national COVID-19 serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that at least two-thirds of India's population above the age of six years have antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2.

Two-third of Indians have COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR serosurvey

20 Jul 2021

India
Two-third of Indians have COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR serosurvey

Around 40 crore Indians are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infections, according to India's fourth national serological survey.

80% post-vaccination infections due to Delta variant, says ICMR study

16 Jul 2021

Technology
80% post-vaccination infections due to Delta variant, says ICMR study

A new study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that COVID-19 vaccination reduces hospitalizations and mortality among patients.

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

16 Jul 2021

India
Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind the majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of COVID-19 but only 9.8% of cases required hospitalization and fatality was observed in only 0.4% of the cases, according to a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Hetero seeks Emergency Use Authorization for Molnupiravir in India

09 Jul 2021

India
Hetero seeks Emergency Use Authorization for Molnupiravir in India

The use of Molnupiravir, an experimental oral drug having antiviral properties, has resulted in early recovery of COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms when compared to standard treatment during Phase III clinical trials, Hetero said on Friday citing interim data.

COVID-19: Delta Plus variant has spread to 12 Indian states

26 Jun 2021

India
COVID-19: Delta Plus variant has spread to 12 Indian states

The Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, feared to be a potential catalyst for the third wave, has spread to 12 states in India.

'Medicine from the Sky': Telangana testing drone delivery of vaccines

15 Jun 2021

India
'Medicine from the Sky': Telangana testing drone delivery of vaccines

The government of Telangana has launched a project to check the feasibility of delivering medical supplies such as vaccines and drugs through drones, which can help improve the efficiency and speed of such deliveries.

India will soon test mixing different COVID-19 vaccines

31 May 2021

India
India will soon test mixing different COVID-19 vaccines

India may soon begin testing a regimen that mixes two different coronavirus vaccines to assess whether the experiment boosts the immune response against the virus.

Secondary infections, including fungal, causing COVID-19 death spike: ICMR study

28 May 2021

Technology
Secondary infections, including fungal, causing COVID-19 death spike: ICMR study

Secondary infections among hospitalized COVID-19 patients are linked to the increased risk of fatality, an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study has found.

DRDO's antibody detection kit DIPCOVAN approved by the DCGI

21 May 2021

India
DRDO's antibody detection kit DIPCOVAN approved by the DCGI

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved an antibody detection kit developed by a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), reports say.

You can now self-test COVID-19 at home; ICMR issues advisory

20 May 2021

India
You can now self-test COVID-19 at home; ICMR issues advisory

India's first test kit that allows you to test yourself for the coronavirus right at home has been approved.

ICMR drops convalescent plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment guidelines

18 May 2021

India
ICMR drops convalescent plasma therapy from COVID-19 treatment guidelines

The use of convalescent plasma therapy has been dropped from the recommended treatment guidelines for COVID-19 in India, as per an advisory from the Union Health Ministry on late Monday.

COVAXIN, Covishield effective, but produce fewer antibodies against B.1.617: Report

16 May 2021

India
COVAXIN, Covishield effective, but produce fewer antibodies against B.1.617: Report

According to a series of early reports authored by scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), COVAXIN and Covishield—vaccines deemed effective at generating an immune response against COVID-19—appear to generate only half as many antibodies against the B.1.617 variant.

ICMR chief explains why COVID-19 second wave is affecting youngsters

12 May 2021

India
ICMR chief explains why COVID-19 second wave is affecting youngsters

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that there are primarily two reasons why more young people are getting infected in the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Irrational': Experts question plasma therapy, urge government to review guidelines

11 May 2021

India
'Irrational': Experts question plasma therapy, urge government to review guidelines

A group of 18 top doctors and public health professionals have raised questions over the use of plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients in India.

ICMR revises testing guidelines; dos and don'ts for RT-PCR tests

05 May 2021

India
ICMR revises testing guidelines; dos and don'ts for RT-PCR tests

In the wake of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday issued new testing guidelines in a bid to reduce pressure on overburdened diagnostic laboratories across the country.

COVAXIN neutralizes double mutant strain: ICMR

21 Apr 2021

India
COVAXIN neutralizes double mutant strain: ICMR

Indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, neutralizes multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively works against the double mutant strain as well, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday.

Need to be prepared for emerging infections: Dr. Vardhan

13 Apr 2021

India
Need to be prepared for emerging infections: Dr. Vardhan

The whole world is grappling with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is necessary to be prepared to deal with emerging and re-emerging infections in the future, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.

South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

16 Feb 2021

India
South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that four COVID-19 cases involving the South African variant of the virus have been detected in India.

Indians won't get option to choose between Covishield and COVAXIN

13 Jan 2021

India
Indians won't get option to choose between Covishield and COVAXIN

The government won't allow beneficiaries to choose between two coronavirus vaccines, that were granted the emergency use approval this month, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan declared on Tuesday.

Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

04 Jan 2021

India
Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine on children above the age of 12.

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

03 Jan 2021

India
'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

29 Dec 2020

India
Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain

27 Dec 2020

India
COVID-19 task force details plan to detect new coronavirus strain

The national task force on COVID-19 on Saturday discussed surveillance strategies for the newly-detected strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, which is believed to be more infectious.

Andhra's mysterious illness: Chemical suspected to have sickened over 450

08 Dec 2020

India
Andhra's mysterious illness: Chemical suspected to have sickened over 450

In Andhra Pradesh's Eluru city, over 450 people have been reported to have contracted a mysterious illness since Saturday that has left experts baffled.

Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

08 Dec 2020

India
Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

After US-based Pfizer and Pune's Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech has sought an emergency use approval for its coronavirus vaccine, named COVAXIN.

Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

05 Dec 2020

Politics
Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

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