Indian Council Of Medical Research Icmr
India  /  Published 11.04.20

Doctor plea to modify Supreme Court order on free tests

 A Delhi-based medical practitioner from Vasant Kunj on Saturday moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking a modification of its April 8 order directing private laboratories to conduct fr...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.04.20

Sign of spread below radar

The novel coronavirus has spread undetected among people in at least 36 districts across India, government medical researchers said on Thursday, releasing the strongest evidence yet for community-leve...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.04.20

Labs set pay terms for govt

India’s private medical labs would be ready to offer diagnosis of Covid-19 infections on condition that the Centre uses technology for “automatic reimbursement” of payment once the test result i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Government misquotes ICMR study

An Indian health ministry official on Tuesday misrepresented an American biologist’s illustrative example of how social distancing can help curb the spread of Covid-19 as a study by the Indian Counc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

Quicker screening test comes to state

Fifteen Bengal medical colleges, six of them in Calcutta, will now conduct TrueNat beta Covid tests that promise to tell within 24 hours whether a patient is likely to have been infected by the corona...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


India  /  Published 27.04.20

Confirmed: Chinese kit blunder

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conceded on Monday that the rapid antibody test kits it had procured from two Chinese companies to detect novel coronavirus infections had failed in field...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.19

Storm over baby study with Calcutta link

India’s apex health research agency has endorsed complaints by a paediatric watchdog that a study on pre-term babies in five Indian hospitals sponsored by the food-maker Nestle had violated Indian l...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Six Covid-19 tests at lab without ICMR nod in Calcutta

The Kankurgachhi clinic, which doesn’t have the permission to conduct Covid-19 tests, had done at least six such tests before its proprietor was arrested on Wednesday, police have said.The health de...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.06.20

Covid-19: India far away from peak, says government

India is far away from the peak of Covid-19 spread and its preventive measures have been 'very effective', putting it in a much better position in comparison with other countries, the government said ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Covid-19 test price cap removed

The Centre has removed the price cap of Rs 4,500 it had set earlier for a diagnostic test for the new coronavirus in private laboratories and asked states and Union Territories to negotiate with the l...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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