Government suggests state-specific serosurveys in consultation with ICMR 

Seroprevalence surveys in consultation with the ICMR can generate district-level data on seroprevalence which is essential in formulating localised public health response measures.

published on : 28th July 2021

Seropositivity highest in MP, lowest in Kerala, finds ICMR survey

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. 

published on : 28th July 2021

Centre rules out flaws in counting Covid deaths; Congress moves privilege motion against Modi government

“India follows ICMR guidelines based on WHO-recommended ICD-10 codes for correct recording of all Covid-19 deaths,” the Centre said.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Open primary schools first in districts reporting less than 5% Covid TPR, suggests ICMR chief

As kids can handle infection better, primary schools can be reopened with fully vaccinated teachers and support staff, Balram Bhargava suggested.

published on : 20th July 2021

Once India starts reopening schools, it will be wise to begin with primary section: ICMR chief

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.

published on : 20th July 2021

Chennai Corporation officials mull reducing fever surveillance staff

“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.

published on : 19th July 2021

Two vaccine doses given to police personnel successful in preventing 95 per cent COVID deaths: ICMR study

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.

published on : 16th July 2021

India achieves milestone of conducting 40 crore COVID-19 tests: ICMR

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'.

published on : 26th June 2021

COVID-19: IIT-Delhi launches rapid antigen test kit priced at Rs 50

The ICMR approved test kit was launched by Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre on Friday.

published on : 25th June 2021

Covid: More data needed to decide whether children can be inoculated, says ICMR chief

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief was asked a question on vaccination of children and pregnant women.

published on : 25th June 2021

Kumbh Covid testing scam: Uttarakhand HC grants protection to accused from arbitrary arrest

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.

published on : 24th June 2021

Coimbatore: ICMR identifies VRDL as high throughput laboratory

“The VRDL has been selected based on its performance, quality, and accurate results,” the Dean added.

published on : 17th June 2021

Pregnant, postpartum women more severely affected during second Covid wave than first: ICMR study

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.

published on : 16th June 2021

Centre invites bids for delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to remote areas by drones

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.

published on : 14th June 2021

Centre to start national serosurvey for assessing COVID spread, states urged to do so too

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

published on : 11th June 2021
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