Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Coronavirus Pandemic: India's first mother to child transmission of COVID-19 documented in Pune

Coronavirus Pandemic: India's first mother to child transmission of COVID-19 documented in Pune

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in April had said that vertical transmission of COVID-19 i.e, transmission from mother to b...Read More

Coronavirus in India: With spike of 48,661 cases on Saturday, COVID-19 tally reaches 13,85,522

Coronavirus in India: With spike of 48,661 cases on Saturday, COVID-19 tally reaches 13,85,522

New Delhi: India reported a spike of 48,661 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ...Read More

Policy watch: The big bio-revolution has begun. Is India prepared?

Policy watch: The big bio-revolution has begun. Is India prepared?

In 2019, McKinsey Global Institute’s team began researching the huge potential that developments on the biotechnology front held out for ...Read More

Testing per million touches 8,994; low-cost kit launched

Testing per million touches 8,994; low-cost kit launched

New Delhi: More than 3.2 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest so far on a day, taking the cumulative number of t...Read More

ICMR’s research in a rush

ICMR’s research in a rush

The Secretary to the Government in the Department of Health Research (DHR) is simultaneously the Director-General of Indian Council of Me...Read More

Delhi AIIMS director Randeep Guleria punctures ICMR claims

Delhi AIIMS director Randeep Guleria punctures ICMR claims

New Delhi: Dr Randeep Guleria, the director of the AIIMS, Delhi, has punctured the much-publicised claim of the Indian Council of Medical...Read More

Latest coronavirus vaccine update: TMC's Mahua Moitra takes jibe at Centre; says vaccine deadline to 'spice up PM Modi's speech'

TMC's Mahua Moitra takes jibe at Centre; says vaccine deadline to 'spice up PM Modi's speech'

TMC leader Mahua Moitra on Sunday night criticized the Centre and the ICMR over the release of COVAXIN – the vaccine developed by Bharat ...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: ICMR takes note of under reporting of deaths

Coronavirus in Mumbai: ICMR takes note of under reporting of deaths

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has frowned upon the under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths and issued guidelines to ensure acc...Read More

India is not in community transmission, says ICMR as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

India is not in community transmission, says ICMR as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that the country hasn't reached the community transmission phase of COVID...Read More

How COVID-19 testing is being mismanaged

How COVID-19 testing is being mismanaged

A shocking account of profiteering, poor regulation and endless misery for ordinary patients.

Coronavirus in Delhi: Govt issues notice to 8 labs for testing asymptomatic patients; COVID-19 recovery rate falls

Coronavirus in Delhi: Govt issues notice to 8 labs for testing asymptomatic patients; COVID-19 recovery rate falls

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has issued a show-cause notice to eight laboratories for testing a large number of asymptomatic ...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: KEM gets ICMR permission to conduct clinical trials for plasma therapy

Coronavirus in Mumbai: KEM gets ICMR permission to conduct clinical trials for plasma therapy

Health officials said this therapy will help them save lives and will be effective for critical patients. Convalescent plasma therapy inv...Read More

Coronavirus in India: ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited for developing indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited for developing indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has on Saturday partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing i...Read More

Plasma therapy can cause life-threatening allergic reactions and lung injury: ICMR

Plasma therapy can cause life-threatening allergic reactions and lung injury: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that convalescent plasma therapy has several risks which includes life-thre...Read More

Coronavirus in India: ICMR advises states not to use Rapid Testing kits for two days

Coronavirus in India: ICMR advises states not to use Rapid Testing kits for two days

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)'s Deputy Director Dr Raman Gangakhedkar on Tuesday advised the states not to use Rapid Test...Read More

New testing plan needed to fight COVID-19

New testing plan needed to fight COVID-19

What we recommend is the most parsimonious way of using the available test kits, as opposed to the ad hoc individualised testing currentl...Read More

Consider extensive testing to find COVID 19 infected patients faster, suggests SRL Diagnostics CEO Arindam Haldar

Consider extensive testing to find COVID 19 infected patients faster, suggests SRL Diagnostics CEO Arindam Haldar

Gurugam-based, SRL Diagnostics, is one of the many private laboratories approved by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Arindam Ha...Read More

Coronavirus Update in India: Private laboratories must offer COVID-19 diagnosis at zero cost, demands ICMR

Coronavirus Update in India: Private laboratories must offer COVID-19 diagnosis at zero cost, demands ICMR

ICMR is having a dialogue with high-quality private labs that includes labs accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Ca...Read More

Top US surgeon to train Indian doctors in robotic surgery

Top US surgeon to train Indian doctors in robotic surgery

Washington: A leading US robotic surgeon, Dr. Chris Holsinger from Stanford, will visit India this week to train head and neck surgeons o...Read More

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