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US to donate Ventilators to India

The United States recently announced that it will donate ventilators to India. The announcement is seen as a reciprocal gesture of India’s lift on the export ban of the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine India recently lifted the export ban over HCQ drugs. This benefitted the United States to larger extent. Also, US being one of ..

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India attends Common Wealth Health Ministers Meet

On May 14, 2020, India attended the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting through video conferencing. The meeting was held under the following theme Theme: Delivering a coordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response Highlights The member countries shared their experiences and lessons in the fight against COVID-19. They also discussed on the essential collective and national actions. The ..

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COVID-19: ICMR participates in Global Solidarity Trials of WHO

The Indian Council for Medical Research is to participate in Global Solidarity Trial of COVID-19 launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). About the trials The WHO has launched four mega trials to test the efficiency and accuracy of four treatments. The treatments are as follows Hydroxychloroquine Remdesivir Lopinavir-Ritonavir Lopinavir-Ritonavir along with Interferon. Lopinavir and ..

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CSIR and AYUSH Ministry begin clinical trials of four Ayurvedic Drugs

On May 13, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ministry of AYUSH began clinical trials of four Ayurvedic drugs. The four formulations include Ashwagandha, Guduchi + Pippali, Yashtimadhu and AYUSH-64. Highlights A Taskforce has been formed to implement the trials. A comparative and competitive study is to be conducted between Ashwagandha ..

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USFDA approves emergency use of an investigational vaccine, Remdesivir

The United States Food and Drug Regulatory body recently allowed emergency use of anti-viral investigational vaccine Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients. Highlights The USFDA has approved the vaccine after an Indian-American physician, Aruna Subramaninan’s report on Remdesivir. According to the report, the vaccine shortened the recovery times of people that have fallen ill due to ..

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India sends HCQ and sterile surgical gloves to Bangladesh

On April 27, 2020, India sent 1 lakh Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets, 50,000 sterile surgical gloves and other emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh. Highlights Earlier, India had provided 15,000 head covers and 30,000 surgical masks to Bangladesh in the first tranche of assistance under COVID-19 emergency funds. The HCQ tablets and surgical gloves are the second ..

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