Page-17 of ICMR Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft National Policy for Rare Diseases placed in website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

On March 17, 2020, the draft National Policy for rare diseases has been shared in the website of ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The draft has been opened for comments from the states and Union territories and also from General public. Also, the ministry has included one-time financial assistance of Rs 15 lakhs to ..

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Corona Virus: ICMR develops testing strategy; WHO shifts epicenter from China to Europe

On March 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research developed COVID-19 testing strategy for people infected with the virus. The Council has given a detailed explanation about the methodology to test the people. Centres of Testing The three main testing centres of Corona Virus are AIIMS, National Institute of Virology and National Centre for ..

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NIV scientists isolate 11 strains of COVID-19

Scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune have isolated 11 strains of the Covid-19, which is the first step towards developing a vaccine for containing a disease. India has become the fifth country to successfully isolate the strains. NIV Pune is a part of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which has more ..

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Indigenous glucometer developed with financial assistance from ICMR

SuChek is a completely indigenous and affordable glucometer which is suitable for varied climatic conditions. It is validated as per International standards and has been developed with financial assistance from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). An application called ‘mDiabetes’ has been launched for generating awareness about the non-communicable disease, promoting adherence to treatment and instructing ..

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February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme Theme: Reframe Rare for Rare Disease Day Rare Diseases The rare diseases include Thalassemia, Haemophilia, ..

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