The recent notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, that allows Ayurveda practitioners to perform up to 58 medical surgeries, has prompted doctors from the Indian Medical Association to go on a relay hunger strike.
35 private laboratories across the country have been given the green signal from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct #COVID19 tests.
The National Task Force for COVID19 constituted by Indian Council of Medical Research recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID19 for high-risk cases
Maharashtra: Pune based Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has developed India's first indigenous #COVID19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A single kit costs Rs 80,000 & can test 100 patients.
Scientists at ICMR-NIV,Pune have developed&validated the completely indigenous IgG ELISA test for antibody detection for SARS-CoV-2. On external validation, IgG test kit has been found to have sensitivity&specificity of 98.7%&100%, respectively: Indian Council of Medical Research
#WATCH In Japan, to find one positive case, 11.7 persons are tested. In Italy that number is 6.7, in US it's 5.3, in UK it's 3.4. Here in India, we do 24 tests for one positive case: Dr. Raman R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Price range approved by ICMR is Rs 740-1150 for RT-PCR and Rs 528-795 for Rapid Test. No test has been procured at Rs 4500. Any Indian company wanting to supply at lower rates is welcome to contact ICMR : Indian Council of Medical Research
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues advisory to start rapid antibody-based blood tests in cluster zones and large migration/evacuee centers for detection of #COVID19 .
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues guidelines for #COVID19 testing by private laboratories. Maximum cost for testing samples capped at Rs 4,500 (Rs 1,500 for screening test for likely cases & additional Rs 3,000 for confirmation test).