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Indian Council Of Medical Research Icmr
India  /  Published 14.06.20

Call to acknowledge community spread of virus

India on Sunday recorded 11,929 new coronavirus patients, touching a fresh overnight high amid a chorus of calls to health authorities to acknowledge and address community transmission of the virus wh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.02.20

Curbs on visitors from China

India on Tuesday restricted any further entry of Chinese or China-resident foreigners into the country and said it was monitoring nearly 4,000 people in homes, quarantine centres and hospitals to guar...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 01.01.19

Pact to develop herbal drugs

Three government agencies on Monday signalled their intentions to jointly develop multiple plant-based medicines to treat arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, gastric ulcers, and neurodegenerative brain dis...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.19

Leprosy diagnosis alert

Several thousand leprosy patients in India are diagnosed with preventable deformities each year because they fail to recognise symptoms or receive delayed treatment, health researchers have cautioned,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.20

India's worry: Too few are being tested

India could soon face its moment of reckoning with the Covid-19 pandemic and the question is whether the country, with its rickety, under-resourced healthcare system, will be able to cope. The number ...
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West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.20

Covid-19 order for private hospitals

Private health-care units will have to set up testing facilities for Covid-19 if the coronavirus spreads in Bengal, sources quoted health department officials telling doctors and representatives of pr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.04.20

Bengal addresses criticism

The Bengal government on Friday took a series of steps related to the Covid-19 fight, including addressing concerns linked to transparency about casualties.Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.04.20

ICMR asks states not to use rapid test kits for two days

India's apex medical research body ICMR on Tuesday advised states to stop using the rapid antibody test kits for next two days till it examines their quality in the wake of complaints that they are no...
By PTI in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Bengal: tests not at optimal level

Some of the Covid-19 test laboratories are conducting tests below their capacity and some have seen a drop in the average number of samples received in a day, health department sources said.At least ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Proposal for random tests

A medical panel is set to propose tests for the new coronavirus on even non-symptomatic persons from random households in every district across India once every two weeks to track the extent and chang...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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