Articles about Indian Council of Medical Research
15 Jun 2021
'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.
31 May 2021
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.
28 May 2021
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.
21 May 2021
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.
20 May 2021
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.
18 May 2021
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.
11 May 2021
'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.
05 May 2021
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.
21 Apr 2021
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.
13 Apr 2021
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.
16 Feb 2021
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.
13 Jan 2021
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.
04 Jan 2021
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.
03 Jan 2021
'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.
29 Dec 2020
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.
27 Dec 2020
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.
08 Dec 2020
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.
08 Dec 2020
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.
05 Dec 2020
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.
01 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country
The government on Tuesday said that it has never talked about vaccinating the entire country against the coronavirus disease.
30 Nov 2020
SII to sue vaccine trial participant for Rs. 100 crore
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said that it will seek Rs. 100 crore in damages from a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant for complaining about side-effects.
28 Nov 2020
Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-city tour to review the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
22 Nov 2020
Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August
Hyderabad-based biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech has issued a statement confirming that an "adverse event" had taken place during the Phase I trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN.
12 Nov 2020
COVISHIELD vaccine could be realistic solution to COVID-19 pandemic: ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday announced the completion of enrollment of participants to the Phase-3 clinical trials for the potential COVID-19 vaccine COVISHIELD in India.
08 Nov 2020
Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February
Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.
05 Nov 2020
Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine could be out by February 2021
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech could be launched by February, months earlier than expected, an official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told Reuters on Thursday.
18 Oct 2020
India past coronavirus peak, festive season may cause spike: Panel
India likely crossed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month, a government-appointed panel has concluded.
17 Oct 2020
Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol
The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.
15 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 73 lakh with 67k+ new cases
India on Wednesday reported over 67,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 73 lakh cases.
12 Oct 2020
COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India
Although the coronavirus outbreak in India has started to slow down, the country remains the second worst-hit in the world.
29 Sep 2020
India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry
India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
29 Sep 2020
Cat Que: Another virus from China, ICMR raises alarm
Another virus from China could be making its way into India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned.
28 Sep 2020
Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across different parts of India, everyone has just one question on their mind: When will a vaccine be available?
21 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for commercial launch of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, called 'Feluda'.
16 Sep 2020
Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?
The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.
11 Sep 2020
India had 6.4 million coronavirus infections by May: ICMR's survey
As the second-worst affected nation by coronavirus, India's tally stands at 45,62,414, however, a much larger number of people had gotten infected by the virus in May itself, a serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research has revealed.
05 Sep 2020
ICMR revises testing advisory allowing 'testing on demand' for coronavirus
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the top health research body, has allowed testing on demand for COVID-19 in its revised testing strategy.
22 Aug 2020
Bharat Biotech gets approval to test COVAXIN administration through skin
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct a trial to test administer its COVID-19 vaccine candidate through the skin (intradermal vaccine delivery).
19 Aug 2020
India's cancer cases could witness 12% surge in 5 years
As India continues to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, concerns have been raised over another major health condition: Cancer.
04 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 18.5 lakh; death toll nears 39,000
India on Sunday reported over 50,000 new coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide total to 18.55 lakh. The death toll reached 38,983 with over 800 more deaths.