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Indian council of medical research

Aug 06, 2020 10:01
The country saw its recovery rate rise to 67.19 per cent on Wednesday after 51,706 patients recuperated from Covid-19. The case fatality rate further dropped to 2.09 per cent, the health ministry said. read more
Aug 05, 2020 05:58
ICMR Director-General said that rapid antigen detection test has a very high specificity, i.e., its ability to detect true negative from 99.3 to 100%. However, it has moderate sensitivity between 55 to 85%. read more
Aug 04, 2020 09:57
The number of Covid-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the two crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). read more
Aug 03, 2020 17:34
To begin with, 20 scientists and lab personnel will be working in two shifts and processing approximately 100 to 250 samples per day, which will be increased to 1,000 a day once lab facilities are upgraded read more
Aug 02, 2020 21:08
Civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga marks inquiry, summons lab doctor for explanation. read more
Jul 30, 2020 10:32
India witnessed a single-day spike of 52,123 Covid-19 positive cases as the total cases in the country reached 15,83,792, the ministry of health and family welfare said on Thursday. read more
Jul 30, 2020 07:37
During the event, Dr Anthony S Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA would be speaking on “Confronting the pandemic”. read more
Jul 20, 2020 21:00
The Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) is among the 13 hospitals chosen by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for clinical trials of the first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19 developed in collaboration with Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited. read more
Jul 20, 2020 16:54
Medical education and research minister OP Soni to inaugurate it on Tuesday read more
Jul 19, 2020 08:44
The number of Covid-19 positive cases has crossed a million mark, making India the third country after United States and Brazil to reach this grim milestone. read more
Jul 15, 2020 23:41
As per ICMR guidelines, symptomatic persons who test negative for Covid-19 in the rapid antigen tests should be followed up with an RT-PCR test. Rapid antigen detection tests are quicker (take up to 30 minutes compared to 2-5 hours in RT-PCR test). read more
Jul 15, 2020 23:26
Delhi scaled up its Covid-19 testing considerably in the third week of June by deploying the antigen-based method, first within containment zones and then in other areas as well. read more
Jul 15, 2020 04:14
Balram Bhargava, the head of ICMR, said two India-made Covid-19 vaccines are now being trialled with 1,000 volunteers each, and the focus will be on easing regulatory clearances for the process without compromising on scientific or ethical parameters. read more
Jul 14, 2020 18:51
The epidemic is out in the open. Embark on national surveillance, enhance testing, protect the vulnerable read more