Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

ICMR-Ayush Ministry Collaboration on Integrated Medicine

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the AYUSH ministry have joined forces to advance research in the field of integrated medicine. Integrated medicine refers to the combination of alternative medicine systems, such as ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, ..

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Om: CSIR-CDRI RT-PCR kit for Omicron Variant

The scientists from ‘CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute’ have developed an indigenous RT-PCR kit called ‘Om’. This kit will be used to test the omicron variant. Highlights Om kit is the first kit developed by any government institution for ..

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Australia recognises India’s Covaxin

Australian Government has recognised Covaxin covid-19 vaccine of India on November 1, 2021. Highlights In India, Covaxin and Covishield are the two widely used vaccines. Australia had recognised Covishield, already. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has recognised Covaxin ..

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Covaxin approved for emergency use in 2–18-year-olds

The Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has approved the “emergency use” of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for children aged between 2-18 years old. Key Points Phase-2 and Phase-3 trials of the Covaxin vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on children below ..

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‘Made in India’ drone used to transport COVID-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched an initiative on October 4, 2021 to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine delivery using “made in India drones” in the tough & hard-to-reach terrains of Northeast. Key Facts For the purpose, ICMR has designed a delivery ..

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ICMR Report of the Hospital Based Cancer Registries 2021

Indian Council of medical research (ICMR) recently released its report titled “Clinicopathological Profile of Cancers in India: A Report of Hospital Based Cancer Registries, 2021”. The report provides data on cancer cases in India. It was prepared by ICMR- National ..

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