May 09, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Mansoor further said the microbiology laboratory at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College here is sending samples to the Institute of Genomic and Integrated Biology laboratory, New Delhi, for the genome sequencing.
- May 05, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Companies other than Bharat Biotech must be given contracts to manufacture the indigenously developed Covaxin in bulk. This is the time to open licensing to any company that wants to produce vaccines and for anyone who wants to take a jab, per doctors.
- Apr 27, 2021 08:16 PM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research in a press release shared the frequently asked questions for patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases.
- Apr 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said.
- Apr 21, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Only "two to four per 10,000 post vaccination breakthrough infections" were recorded in India, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said, adding that "this is a very small number".
- Apr 21, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Due to the recent surge in cases, 127 symptomatic cases were recorded, resulting in a point estimate of vaccine efficacy of 78 percent against mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 disease, the company said.
- Apr 20, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The evidence so far suggests that Remdesivir reduces the duration of hospital stay, the ICMR said, adding that it "should be administered in hospital setting only".
- Apr 19, 2021 05:10 PM IST
The ICMR compared data on hospitalised patients from September-November 2020 for the first wave, and March-April (so far) for the second wave. The presentation showed that the mean age of hospitalised patients has reduced only slightly in the second wave, to 48.9 years from 50.4 years.
- Apr 19, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Dr Bhargava says oxygen utilisation is more now because there has been a sharp surge in the number of fresh coronavirus infections being added in the second wave.
- Apr 02, 2021 09:13 AM IST
The study was conducted on 1,300 people for epidemiological understanding of COVID-19 re-infections and to assess its impact on India.
- Mar 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST
The Delhi High Court ordered the Centre to finalise and notify the National Health Policy for Rare Diseases by March 31
- Mar 16, 2021 07:18 PM IST
ln view of limited contact tracing, a large pool of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people among contacts are not tracked and tested, the report said and stressed that testing must be considerably enhanced and protocol laid down by ICMR followed.
- Feb 10, 2021 11:30 AM IST
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,61,608 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.27 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 percent.
- Feb 04, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Presenting the findings of the survey at a media briefing, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said 21.4 percent of the 28,589 people, aged 18 years and above, surveyed during the period showed evidence of past exposure to the coronavirus infection.
- Jan 05, 2021 10:51 PM IST
ICMR chief Balram Bhargava explained: "The existing pandemic situation, high mortality, available science and lack of definitive treatments were considered by the subject expert committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of CDSCO for granting accelerated approval to these vaccines, and that is in our legal provision.”
- Jan 04, 2021 04:57 PM IST
The question is being increasingly asked after Thailand banned in-flight consumption of food and beverage, to ensure fliers don't take off their masks. Now there are increasing calls for the same in India.
- Jan 02, 2021 06:52 PM IST
ICMR also said that no country has yet reported successful isolation and culture of the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2.
- Dec 29, 2020 05:32 PM IST
"It is important from the scientific community perspective that we do not put too much immune pressure on the virus; we have to maintain the judicious use of therapies, which are going to benefit," Bhargava explained.
- Dec 26, 2020 11:38 AM IST
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,40,108, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.78 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent.
- Dec 18, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Avani, daughter of SpiceJet Chairman & MD Ajay Singh, is the CEO of SpiceHealth
- Dec 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The findings have helped establish that the infection arising from blood transfusion, undergoing invasive surgical procedures, tattooing, tonsuring of head or skin piercing was not related to the surge in the cases.
- Dec 02, 2020 10:12 PM IST
ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava had on Tuesday said adverse events do occur with drugs or vaccines or any other health intervention.
- Dec 02, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Pfizer and BioNTech said on December 2 the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out for use from next week. Here's everything you need to know about this vaccine candidate and more
- Nov 28, 2020 06:22 PM IST
The new method for testing COVID-19 infection is a simple variation of the existing gold standard RT-PCR method and can easily scale up the testing by 2 to 3 fold with no new investment of resources.
- Nov 19, 2020 10:09 AM IST
India has recorded more than 89 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 1.3 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 4.4 lakh are active cases while over 83 lakh have recovered.