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‘Major safety concerns’: ICMR chief's advice for using Molnupiravir

  • The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) last week gave emergency approval to Molnupiravir as the country witnessed a spike in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
DG, ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava addressing a press conference.(ANI file photo)
DG, ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava addressing a press conference.(ANI file photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 06:16 PM IST
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ICMR chief lists dos and don’ts during Christmas, New Year amid Omicron

  • ICMR director general Balram Bhargava said districts reporting more than 5 per cent of weekly Covid-19 test positivity rate must implement strict measures for at least two weeks until it comes down.
Omicron variant of Covid-19, which was first discovered in South Africa, has been detected in 11 states and UTs in India so far with 101 confirmed infections.(PTI)
Omicron variant of Covid-19, which was first discovered in South Africa, has been detected in 11 states and UTs in India so far with 101 confirmed infections.(PTI)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 06:06 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Don’t delay getting fully vaccinated: Centre after Omicron cases found in India

India has now become the 30th country to have confirmed the presence of Omicron Covid-19 variant, after two males aged 66 and 46, were found positive with the strain of the virus in Karnataka.
The Centre said that both patients with Omicron Covid-19 variant in India have mild symptoms. (AFP PHOTO.)
The Centre said that both patients with Omicron Covid-19 variant in India have mild symptoms. (AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Need more data to begin Covid-19 vaccination for children at large: ICMR DG

Addressing a press conference on Friday, ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava said that a small study has been started for vaccinating children who are between 2-18 years old. The result of this study, Bhargava said, would be out by September.
Need more data to begin Covid-19 vaccination for children, says ICMR DG (Image used for representative purpose only)
Need more data to begin Covid-19 vaccination for children, says ICMR DG (Image used for representative purpose only)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

'Will have enough vaccines by July to inoculate 1 cr people a day': ICMR chief

The ICMR chief's comments come in the wake of demands made by several health experts that vaccination needs to be scaled up in India. Several states too have complained about vaccine shortage, and a few of them even floated global tenders to directly get the supply.
More than 212 million vaccine doses have been administered in the county, according to Union health ministry.(ANI File Photo)
More than 212 million vaccine doses have been administered in the county, according to Union health ministry.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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