Indian Council of Medical Research 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 inks agreement with NIAD and Gates Foundation for healthcare research collaboration

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has inked declaration of intent with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) of National Institutes of Health, USA and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The declaration of intent between ICMR and NIAD was exchanged in the presence of US Ambassador Kenneth I Juster and Bill Read More…

ICMR awards Scientists for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) awarded 46 biomedical scientists from different institutes across the country for excellence in biomedical research. The scientists were felicitated at the event held at ICMR, Delhi for their remarkable contribution. The event was attended by Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Key Highlights The award ceremony Read More…

National Data Quality Forum: launched by ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR’s) National Institute for Medical Statistics have launched National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) to improve quality of health and demographic data in India. About National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) It is launched by ICMR’s National Institute for Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS), in partnership with Population Council. Purpose: It seeks to generate Read More…

ICMR calls for ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended ‘complete’ ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes. The recommendation is based on currently available scientific evidence. On occasion of World Tobacco Day which was observed on 31 May, ICMR released a white paper (an authoritative report or guide that informs readers about an issue) Read More…