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ICMR: Remdesvir effective in stopping replication mechanism of COVID-19

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that the antiviral drug Remdesvir is highly effective in stopping the replication of COVID-19. Highlights The research on the efficacy of Remdesvir is a part of WHO’s “Solidarity Trial”. The efficacy of Remdesvir is not based on clinical trials. However, ICMR is concluding its ..

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Core Strategy Group formed in CSIR

On April 13, 2020, a core strategy group was formed in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The group will work towards rapid and economical diagnostics, digital and molecular surveillance and repurposing of drugs. Concerns The GoI has not yet displayed list of dedicated hospitals for COVID-19. For now, when a person is suspicious ..

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6,300 Janaushadhi Kendras operating during Lock Down

The Government of India is currently making sure that there are enough medicines available at Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendras. Highlights There are more than 6,300 Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendras in the country working to ensure affordable medicines. GoI is making sure affordable medicines are available in these kendras. The warehouses are to operate 24/7 to ..

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DST funds development of Active Virosome Vaccine Production

The Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology is to fund Seagull Biosolutions to develop Active Virosome vaccines and immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19. The kits are expected to reach the market by August 2020. Virosomes A Virosome is a drug that consists of unilamellar phospholipid membrane. This membrane allows the ..

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“Global Indian Physician COVID-19 Collaborative” by doctors of Indian Origin

The doctors of Indian origin spread all over the world have come together under an initiative called “Global Indian Physician COVID-19”. The initiative aims to foster cross system learning. Highlights The initiative will work on early warning algorithm, vaccination, antiviral therapy and plasma therapy of COVID-19. Several leading associations of doctors all over the world ..

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