India may see 2.87 lakh COVID-19 cases a day by winter 2021 if no vaccine or drug treatment: MIT study
There was no immediate reaction from the Union Health Ministry or the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) on Wednesday to the study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
ICMR invites cos to develop its anti-serum against Covid
Antiserum is a blood serum that contains antibodies against a virus that can be inje...
ICMR's chief epidemiologist retires, sources say will continue to advise govt in Covid-19 policy decisions
A public health expert in communic...
Delhi plans sero survey, but one by ICMR not yet revealed
“We will start sero-surveillance in Delhi through antibody testing to see how much of the population is exposed to the infection as of now,” said a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified.
ICMR reiterates no community spread in India yet
The figure that was shared with the media stated that data from 65 districts has been compiled till now.
Experts in two minds over ICMR's August 15 date for Covid-19 vaccine launch
Investigators listed for Bharat Biotech trials said it was impossible to have a vaccine by August.
COVID-19 in India: 15,413 new cases reported in last 24 hours, total tally crosses 4 lakh
India on June 21 reported the highest single day spike of 15,413 new positive cases of coronavirus. The total number of COVID infections has...
ICMR sets up 11 teams to monitor antigen tests
The 11 teams set up by the Indian Council of Medical Research comprise of epidemiologists along with doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and they will monitor the antigen tests and provide support, a senior government official said.
COVID-19: ICMR recommends antigen detection test which can give results in 30 minutes
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released its recommendations for the use of Standard Q COVID-19 Ag detection assay (antige...
Senior ICMR scientist tests positive for coronavirus
The scientist, who is from Mumbai, had come to Delhi few days ago and tested positive for the virus on Sunday morning.
ICMR: Delhi using only 35% of lab capacity for Covid
Currently, Delhi has a total of 42 RT-PCR/TrueNat and CBNAT Covid testing labs in public and private sectors. In addition, there is high throughput cobas system now at the National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi.
ICMR says COVID-19 testing should be widely available to all symptomatic individuals
In its revised testing strategy for COVID-19 issued on May 18, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had advised testing for all symptomatic Influenza-like illness (ILI) among returnees and migrants within seven days of illness.
ICMR comes out with list of antibody detection kits to be used for sero-surveys
The apex health research body has so far approved three batches of 'COVID Kavach ELISA IgG kits' developed by Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Covid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?
What is community transmission, and are we in the community transmission phase of Covid-19? Divya Rajagopal of The Economic Times explains. ...
Sero survey findings not shared with ICMR’s panel: DCS Reddy
“The findings of the data have not been shared with the ICMR epidemiology and surveillance working group as yet,” DCS Reddy, chairman of the 12-member team of epidemiologists formed by ICMR, told. The sero-surveillance report will indicate how widely Covid-19 has spread in the general population.
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