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AIIB approves 500 million USD for India

On May 8, 2020, the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) approved 500 million USD to COVID-19 to India. The funds were aimed to scale up the containment efforts and strengthen the health system. This will help manage future outbreaks. Highlights The funds are to be used for Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project. The ..

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CSIR begins clinical trials of two drugs

On May 8, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) begins its clinical trials on Favipiravir and Phytopharmaceutical. Highlights Apart from Favipiravir and Phytopharmaceutical, the CSIR is also working on native herbs as biological medicine. The DGCI (Drug Controller General of India) has approved the clinical trials to be conducted by the CSIR. ..

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India Post delivers testing kits from ICMR

India Post has tied up with ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) to deliver COVID-19 testing kits to around 200 labs. These labs have been designated by the ICMR. Highlights ICMR has planned to conduct 1 lakh COVID-19 tests per day all over the country. In order to achieve this, India Post with its 1,50,000 ..

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India begins Clinical Trials of AYUSH medicines

On May 7, 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare began clinical trials of AYUSH medicines. The trials are to be conducted on voluntary health workers that are working on the frontline of COVID-19. Highlights The Clinical trials of AYUSH medicines such as Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Yashitimadhu are to be conducted on voluntary health ..

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GOI launches three AYUSH based Researches

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of AYUSH launched three studies related to COVID-19. The researches will help in studying impacts of AYUSH based prophylactic interventions in preventing COVID-19. (Prophylactic means intended to prevent diseases). Task Force The interdisciplinary AYUSH R&D Task Force has framed a protocol for prophylactic studies. The task force consists of ..

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