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27 Nov 2020


7.4 crore Indians exposed to coronavirus till August: ICMR serosurvey

As many as 7.4 crore people in India, or about 7% of the total population, were exposed to the novel coronavirus till August this year, revealed the second nationwide serological survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

22 Nov 2020

Johnson & Johnson

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.

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.

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.

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

Harsh Vardhan

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'.

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.

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.

26 Jul 2020


COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.

21 Jul 2020


18 crore Indians may already be protected against COVID-19: Thyrocare

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, with India being one of the worst-hit countries.

21 Jul 2020

Union Health Ministry

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, is set to go into human trials at AIIMS Delhi.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

18 Jul 2020

Ramesh Pokhriyal

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical experts have been emphasizing on the importance of aggressive and timely testing for effective containment.

Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable

On July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed its plans to launch COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ICMR, by August 15.

05 Jul 2020


Hyderabad jeweler dies of COVID-19; had hosted birthday party recently

A top jeweler in Telangana's Hyderabad died due to COVID-19 on Saturday. The jeweler's death has led to widespread panic as he had recently hosted a party with over 100 guests.

04 Jul 2020


Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

03 Jul 2020

Balram Bhargava

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

27 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

Till mid-May, India had reported a little over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. The tally has now surpassed 5 lakh, i.e., in just a period of 39 days, India has added 4 lakh cases.

12 Jun 2020

Google Maps

You can locate COVID-19 testing centers using Google Maps, Search

In light of the ongoing pandemic, Google is introducing the ability to find the nearest COVID-19 testing centers in Maps, Search, and Assistant.

11 Jun 2020

Satyendar Jain

Community transmission of coronavirus hasn't started in India: ICMR

Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday reiterated that India hasn't entered the community transmission stage yet, and underlined that the population affected by COVID-19 is less.

11 Jun 2020

Delhi University

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

You may or may not know Jasleen Bhalla, but we bet you know her voice.

11 Jun 2020


Noida: 35 spend days in COVID-19 ward, courtesy false tests

In a clear case of negligence, 35 people in Noida were forced to remain inside a COVID-19 ward for three days after private labs falsely declared them coronavirus positive, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

The Centre on Tuesday said that it is wrong to compare the absolute number of coronavirus infections in India to other countries owing to the nation's large population.

31 May 2020

Times of India

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

After studying several COVID-19 positive cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has determined that nearly 30% of the infections in the country were of asymptomatic nature.

28 May 2020


Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat High Court over COVID-19 testing in private labs.

26 May 2020


COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.

Coronavirus: ICMR widens testing criteria in revised strategy; details here

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday revised its strategy for testing cases of COVID-19.

11 May 2020

Union Health Ministry

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.

10 May 2020

Hindustan Times

ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is teaming up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop the first "Make-in-India" vaccine for COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus disease.

06 May 2020

West Bengal

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

06 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

At a Tuesday meeting to discuss India's drug discovery, testing, and vaccine response to COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly suggested drug regulatory reforms.

04 May 2020

West Bengal

TMC's Mahua Moitra v/s NRI doctors: Thin-skinned politician insults doctors

Mahua Moitra, one of the strongest voices All India Trinamool Congress has, is receiving criticism for insulting the NRI doctors. They had raised an issue about less coronavirus testing in West Bengal and ambiguous reports about deaths.

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.