ICMR Current Affairs - 2020

National Clinical Registry of COVID-19 Patients

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with AIIMS, is creating a new rigorous database of COVID-19 patients, admitted across the country with the aim of improving treatment in hospitals. Highlights The database, titled as National clinical registry for COVID-19 patients, will also act as a platform to conduct clinical trials and study Read More…

ICMR Study: India likely to miss AIDS target by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research has warned that India is likely to miss the national target of ending AIDS in the country by 2030. According to the council, this is mainly due to the halted progress of several health programmes due to COVID-19. Highlights According to ICMR, the annual decline of annual new HIV Read More…

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Largest COVID-19 facility in Delhi

The Delhi Government is to convert the Radha Soami Spiritua Centre into a COVID-19 care facility. The centre is as large as 22 football fields. Highlights The centre will the largest COVID-19 facility in the world. It will hold more than 200 halls with 10,000 beds. This is being done to ramp up the capacity Read More…

Rapid Antigen Test Kits recommended

On June 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research recommended the use of Rapid Antigen test kits along with RT-PCR in containment zones. Highlights The Antigen test kits will allow faster diagnosis. They will reduce laboratory examination. The maximum time taken by the Rapid antigen test to interpret positive or negative is 30 minutes. Read More…

Panel formed by Delhi LG to advise Delhi Disaster Management Authority

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has formed an Expert Advisory Committee to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). Highlights The committee has been formed to address the challenges faced in Delhi and also ramp up medical infrastructure. The committee will also advice the DDMA to integrate measures of various agencies to effectively Read More…