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ICMR approves Plasma Therapy Treatment

The Indian Council of Medical Research has recently approved plasma therapy as potential treatment for COVID-19. However, the protocol to conduct the therapy is yet to be finalized. Plasma Therapy The Plasma Therapy is used to treat viral infections. The antibodies of person recovered from the virus are transfused into persons that are critically-ill in ..

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ICMR approves India’s first home screening test kit of COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently approved the home testing COVID-19 kit that was designed by a startup called Bione. Highlights The prices of the kit ranges between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000. In order to take the test, one has to clean his or her finger with alcohol and use the lancet in ..

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Hotspot Areas of COVID-19 identified and Antibody Tests in Hotspots approved

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has identified 20 Covid-19 hotspots in the country. Though there are no community transmission in the country, ministry is take these hotspots strictly. Also, 22 potential hotspots have been identified. Antibody Tests As the ministry identified hotspots, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) was put on action ..

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ICMR: Three Quasi-sub species of COVID-19 virus in circulation in India

On April 1, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that three quasi sub species of COVID-19 virus are in circulation in the country. According to the council, they were imported variants. Highlights In India, the COVID-19 cases originated from people with travel history. Hence, the virus was brought from outside India. So far, ..

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ICMR issues new guidelines to test Corona Virus in India

On March 20, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research issued new guidelines to test COVID-19. Highlights The ICMR has so far been conducting tests only on symptomatic patients (persons with symptoms of Corona Virus). However, the Council has now intensified random sampling. This includes people exhibiting flu like symptoms. Such a step has been ..

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