Seroprevalence surveys in consultation with the ICMR can generate district-level data on seroprevalence which is essential in formulating localised public health response measures.
The data showed that there are nine states which showed a seropositivity rate of over 70%. They are MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, UP, and AP.
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“India follows ICMR guidelines based on WHO-recommended ICD-10 codes for correct recording of all Covid-19 deaths,” the Centre said.
As kids can handle infection better, primary schools can be reopened with fully vaccinated teachers and support staff, Balram Bhargava suggested.
He, however, stressed that for such a step to be considered, it must be ensured that school teachers and other support staff members are vaccinated.
“At present, it is going on at the same level (of strength), but ultimately we might downsize a little bit, which will be based on the ICMR report.
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The study, presented by NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul, was conducted in Tamil Nadu to see the vaccine effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 deaths.
ICMR said that it 'has been enhancing COVID-19 testing capability across the country by expanding and diversifying testing capacity by leveraging technology and facilitating innovation'.
The ICMR approved test kit was launched by Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre on Friday.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief was asked a question on vaccination of children and pregnant women.
Max Corporate Services had argued before the court that it was just a 'service provider', and the collection of samples and data entry were not its responsibility but that of ICMR-accredited labs.
“The VRDL has been selected based on its performance, quality, and accurate results,” the Dean added.
Total number of maternal deaths during both the waves of pandemic were 2 per cent (30/1530), of which the majority (28/30) were due to COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure.
The ICMR conducted a successful feasibility study in collaboration with the IIT-Kanpur and has developed a standard protocol for the delivery of vaccines using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
The Indian Council for Medical Research will start the fourth round of the project in the coming days to determine the prevalence of coronavirus antibodies in the community, said V K Paul