Articles about Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
01 May 2022India
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.
29 Apr 2022India
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.
20 Apr 2022India
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).
05 Feb 2022India
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.
12 Jan 2022India
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus will gradually infect everybody as it is "unstoppable," a top medical expert told NDTV.
05 Oct 2021India
We have all been wanting to pack our bags and run to the hills. But that may not be a good idea.
13 Sep 2021India
Former ICMR scientist Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar said the chances of a nationwide third wave of COVID-19 infections are "very low."
10 Sep 2021India
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.
04 Sep 2021India
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.
02 Sep 2021India
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that people should celebrate upcoming festivals at home, without gathering in large numbers.
31 Aug 2021India
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).
28 Aug 2021India
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.
18 Aug 2021India
India will likely have a COVID-19 vaccine for children by next month, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.
29 Jul 2021India
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.
20 Jul 2021India
Around 40 crore Indians are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infections, according to India's fourth national serological survey.
16 Jul 2021Technology
A new study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that COVID-19 vaccination reduces hospitalizations and mortality among patients.
16 Jul 2021India
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).
09 Jul 2021India
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.
26 Jun 2021India
The Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, feared to be a potential catalyst for the third wave, has spread to 12 states in India.
15 Jun 2021India
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.
31 May 2021India
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.
28 May 2021Technology
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.
21 May 2021India
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.
20 May 2021India
India's first test kit that allows you to test yourself for the coronavirus right at home has been approved.
18 May 2021India
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.
16 May 2021India
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.
12 May 2021India
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.
11 May 2021India
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.
05 May 2021India
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.
13 Apr 2021India
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.
16 Feb 2021India
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.
13 Jan 2021India
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.
04 Jan 2021India
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.
03 Jan 2021India
Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.
29 Dec 2020India
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.
27 Dec 2020India
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.
08 Dec 2020India
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.
08 Dec 2020India
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.
05 Dec 2020Politics
Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.