Indian Council Of Medical Research Icmr
India  /  Published 08.06.20

Malls, restaurants, religious places reopen as toll nears 7,500

Restaurants, malls and places of worship reopened on Monday in various parts of the country under a phased exit from the Covid-19 lockdown, even as the pandemic appeared growing unabated with a record...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Belated antibody kit caution

India’s health research agency on Tuesday suspended for two days the use of rapid antibody test kits for the coronavirus that the country had procured from China despite warnings about their unrelia...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.04.20

TMH to be fourth Covid-19 test centre

Tata Main Hospital, the state’s biggest corporate hospital in terms of patient-handling capacity, is expecting a nod from the Indian Council of Medical Research this week to become Jharkhand's fourt...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Covid-19 kits plenty, tests few in Bengal

The Indian Council of Medical Research has distributed 7,500 kits among the five state-run laboratories in Bengal that are conducting Covid-19 tests, officials at Niced, the laboratory that is distrib...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.20

Sikkim to get lab for Covid-19 test

The Sikkim government has started work on setting up a laboratory at the New STNM Hospital in Sochaygang near here to conduct tests for Covid-19.P.T. Bhutia, the director general-cum-secretary of the ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok


Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

ICMR changes test protocol

The Indian Council of Medical Research has advised all states and union territories to begin antibody-based blood tests in addition to swab tests to identify patients with the novel coronavirus.The ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Caution on plasma therapy

Convalescent plasma therapy for Covid-19 is an unproven and experimental treatment and should be used only as part of research, the Union health ministry said amid signs of enthusiasm for the therapy ...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

RT-PCR test for Covid-19 crosses 40 lakh-mark

The number of test for detection of Covid-19 crossed the 40 lakh-mark on Wednesday morning, the Union Health Ministry said as the coronavirus cases shot up to over 2 lakh in the country.A total of 41,...
By PTI in India

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Questions cloud study on HCQ

Healthcare workers who take six or more doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) enjoy “high” protection against the coronavirus infection, India’s health research agency claimed in a study published o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.05.20

Clinical trials for hydroxy stalled

Two government agencies have stalled a proposal from health researchers for a randomised clinical trial to test the efficacy, if any, of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine in preventing the novel co...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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