Indian Council Of Medical Research Icmr
India  /  Published 26.11.19

Advice on when not to give CPR

India’s apex health research agency has for the first time released a draft document to guide doctors on decisions not to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients whose suffering will...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Alert on ICU bed shortage

India may face a shortage of intensive care unit beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients for about four months from mid-November even with strong protective public health measures, a government-sup...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.20

Labs earn praise for high number of tests

Laboratories to check Covid-19 swabs in Siliguri and Malda have been lauded for huge number of daily tests they conduct, but both the facilities have backlog of samples because of vast areas they cate...
By TT Bureau in Malda

Health  /  Published 22.04.20

Warning on coveted drug

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug India exported to the US after a request from President Donald Trump, does not improve mortality in severe Covid-19 patients or reduce their need for ventila...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.04.20

Doctors seek more testing centres

Eight doctors’ organisations, including the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Tuesday requested chief minister Mamata Banerjee to create more testing and sample collection centres for Covid-19 an...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.20

More hospitals to test virus

Four more hospitals in Bengal have received the Indian Council of Medical Research’s permission to conduct tests for Covid-19.The tests are unlikely to begin soon, though, for want of test kits, off...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.03.20

First case ups urgency for tests

The medical fraternity is on high alert to ensure error-free novel coronavirus tests, and even re-tests if needed, on persons with symptoms, after a Malaysian woman tested positive in the state capita...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

India  /  Published 15.06.20

30-minute Covid-19 test result

India’s department of health research has validated a new test for the novel coronavirus infection that yields results within 30 minutes at the point of care and could be used to scale up testing of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.05.20

Home-grown antibody kit

India’s health research agency announced on Sunday it had developed and validated a rapid antibody test to detect the new coronavirus infection, rekindling hopes of large-scale surveillance after a ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Testing times: what we should do now

It is time for us to figure out how many of us locked in our homes are now carrying any infection from the SARS Cov-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that causes Covid-19) or have bee...
By Koustubh Panda in


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