ICMR drops Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine drugs from Covid-19 treatment

  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-COVID-19 National Task Force Joint Monitoring Group dropped the usage of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drugs from revised clinical guidelines for the management of adult COVID-19 patients. However, the new guidelines mention the use of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab in specific circumstances. Among the key guidelines which are routinely stressed […]

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Decoded | Scrub typhus, the mystery fever gripping parts of Uttar Pradesh

A mystery fever has been reported from parts of Uttar Pradesh, which has claimed over 40 lives, mostly children in the past one week. The viral fever has been identified as Scrub typhus.Scrub typhus has been reported mainly from Firozabad, Agra, Mainpuri, Etah and Kasganj of Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the affected […]

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Covid vaccine for children may be available by September in India: ICMR-NIV director

Children between the age of 2 to 18 may be able to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by September this year, said Priya Abraham, the director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s National Institute of Virology (Pune). As per Abrahan, the phase 2-3 clinical trials for the vaccines are currently underway on children. “Hopefully the results will […]

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Been asked to get a COVID Test Done? Here is Everything You need to Know

With an increasing number of confirmed covid-19 cases making news every hour, the fear and anxiety around it is also growing. Currently, proactive social distancing, containment through contact tracing, and significantly enhanced testing strategy followed by effective quarantine of positive cases are key steps to battle the pandemic. In unlock 2.0, however, people have started […]

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Google Maps’ New Feature could help Cut Down Travel Time Substantially

Google Maps has become an integral part of our lives for all our navigation needs. The company is trying a new feature that will increase the application’s use further. Google might soon introduce traffic light icons on the maps. This feature will show the user traffic signals on a particular route. Spotted by Droid Life, these traffic […]

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India Targets to Launch First Covid-19 Vaccine by August 15

India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine (BBV152 COVID vaccine) may be launched by August 15. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has selected 12 institutes for the clinical trial of ‘Covaxin’. In a letter to these institutes, the ICMR said that it is envisaged to launch the vaccine for public health use latest by August […]

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How Quickly can Bharat Biotech’s Coronavirus Vaccine Hit the Market?

Fifty-two days after the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) announced its partnership with Bharat Biotech to develop a fully indigenous vaccine, the Hyderabad-based company has said that the vaccine candidate COVAXIN has received regulatory approval for accelerated human clinical trials. COVAXIN, which is a fully indigenous vaccine, has been developed using a strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Bharat […]

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ICMR Releases Revised Guidelines for Covid-19 Testing

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released revised guidelines for TrueNat, a comprehensive assay for screening and testing for positive cases for Covid-19, on Tuesday. The circular published by the apex medical body also elaborated on the steps to be followed for new testing. As per the guidelines, all samples of Covid-19 suspect should be first tested by this assay, and later be subjected […]

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India to Take Part in WHO’s Vaccine Trials to Check Coronavirus

India has volunteered to participate in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ongoing solidarity trial for developing vaccines for Covid-19, as the number of cases in the country ballooned to more than 804. WHO with its partners is organizing a study called the solidarity trial in many countries in which some of the untested treatments are compared […]

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India Readies for Stage 3 Transmission as Covid-19 Cases Cross 800

With over 800 coronavirus cases in the country and 17 deaths, the rise in the number of coronavirus patients has seen a sharp rise this month. On Friday, the number of positive coronavirus cases crossed 800 in the country. The administration is leaving no stone unturned in bolstering its response against Covid-19. The Indian Council of Medical […]

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