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Covid vaccine delivery: IIT Bombay, ICMR get nod for drone use from govt

Covid vaccine delivery: Both the organisations -the IIT and the ICMR -have been granted conditional exemption from Drone Rules, 2021, the statement said

1 min read14 Sep 2021
Science

Delta variant infects both vaccinated, unvaccinated people in Chennai: ICMR study

ICMR study findings indicate that the prevalence of ;delta variant was not different between the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups

1 min read19 Aug 2021
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Can Covishield, Covaxin be mixed-matched for better results? What ICMR says

An earlier study by India’s premier health agency had said that Covaxin is effective against the Delta Plus variant of the SARS CoV2 virus

1 min read8 Aug 2021
Education

Schools reopening in India: ICMR chief suggests plans to reopen schools

Govt favours reopening of primary schools, says ’all staff must be vaccinated’

1 min read21 Jul 2021
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Covid third wave won’t be as severe as second one, says top medical body

More vaccination and COVID appropriate behaviour could play an important role in mitigating these waves, said Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology at ICMR

2 min read26 Jun 2021
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Covid vaccine delivery by drones can soon be a reality; Centre invites bids

HLL Infra Tech Services, a Miniratna PSU tasked with procuring vaccines for central government, has invited bids for delivering medical supplies using unmanned aerial vehicles to remote locations with difficult terrain, on behalf of ICMR

2 min read13 Jun 2021
Science

Some evidence shows children could be Covid-19 spreaders: ICMR

Speaking on the coronavirus infection spread in the country among children, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said that overall the figure in India is that below the age of 17 years, only 8 per cent are COVID-19 positive

1 min read28 Oct 2020
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India to see 13.9 lakh cancer cases by year-end, 15.7 lakh by 2025, says ICMR

The National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) Report 2020 was released by ICMR and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research in Bengaluru

1 min read9 Oct 2020
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Covid-19 treatment: ICMR, Biological E develop ’Antisera’ for virus cure, prevention

The medical body said such measures have previously been used in medical science to control many viral and bacterial infectionsThe report comes as India records 86,821 new coronavirus cases and 1,181 fatalities in a span of 24 hours

1 min read1 Oct 2020
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Population still vulnerable, says survey

The survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 1 out of 15 individuals aged 10 years or more may have been exposed to the virus by August.

1 min read30 Sep 2020
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