Covid india

Encumbered by the shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment, multiple doctors in government hospitals in India have contracted the novel coronavirus. The healthcare workers were complaining about the lack of PPE and masks for weeks.  According to the ministry sources, almost 50 healthcare providers including doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff have been […]

Nipah, ICMR

When the deadly Nipah mercilessly claimed 17 lives in 2018, a lab in Manipal played a great role in detecting and controlling the spread of the virus. But now, it has found itself off the list of Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratories for no fault of theirs.  The Manipal […]

As the coronavirus continues to create a serious impact on the lives of the people, the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) is offering an ‘experimental repurposed drug’ for treatment of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus within the country. According to Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, the head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases (ECD) division, ICMR, they started […]

Now, people living within a 5 km radius of the AIIMS can avail an emergency mobile medical service in case anyone suffering a heart attack or chest pain. The initiative is a joint venture of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The new move is […]

To provide better healthcare facilities for the people, the National Health Authority(NHA) has adopted the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) for their claim at adjudication. These guidelines have been framed by the Indian Council of Medical Research Institute (ICMR). For developing the adoption and implementation of STG’s in the Ayushman-Bharat Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), […]

The Government will expand its hypertension screening program, India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) to 100 more districts covering all states. Launched in 2017, IHCI has enrolled more than three lakh patients with high blood pressure in the government health facilities in 25 selected districts of the country in the states of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, […]

The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has launched a vaccine trial to prevent TB for the first time since the BCG vaccine trial. The clinical trial aims at preventing and decreasing the burden of TB in the country. Every year, nearly three lakh people are reported to contract TB. The trial will enrol more than […]

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has instructed the state health departments to increase conducting screening camps for students at schools. The decision was following the findings of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on an increased burden of non-communicable diseases in every state. “Looking at the findings of ICMR, we have found […]

The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has launched  ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA)’ aiming to eliminate Malaria from India by 2030. The main aim of MERA, a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control, is to prioritize, plan and scale up research to eliminate the disease. The research would be conducted in a coordinated and […]