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India is accelerating its fight against Covid-19, say healthcare leaders

As India ranks third in the number of Covid-19 cases reported globally, it becomes crucial to address and find solutions to close the existing loopholes in the country’s healthcare infrastructure.............

A definitive genetic diagnosis is the first step towards precision medicine,...

At a recently held webinar, the experts discussed available genetic testing in pediatric endocrinology, their applications, utility, differences and limitations as a part of an initiative to continue the medical education process..................

COVID-19: Eight states contribute to 85% of active caseload, 87% death...

In a high-level meeting to review current status and containment measures of COVID-19, it was revealed that presently eight States (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal) contribute 85.5% of active caseload and 87% of total deaths in India.....................

COVID-19: Abbott begins supply of IgG based antibody tests to India

Abbott's SARS-CoV-2 IgG test can be used for large-scale antibody testing, in line with the ICMR recommendation for the use of IgG CLIA (Chemiluminescence immunoassay) tests. It has demonstrated reliable results with 99.6% specificity and 100% sensitivity for patients tested 14 days or more after symptoms started...................

India’s first mobile COVID-19 diagnostic unit, I-Lab created in record 8...

This mobile testing facility that has biosafety facility and is capable of performing RT-PCR as well as ELISA tests, will be deployed through the DBT testing hubs to remote regions of the country.....................

COVID-19 testing laboratory inaugurated in CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat

A COVID-19 testing laboratory has been established in the Jorhat campus of the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST). It was inaugurated recently by the Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam's Minister of Health and Family Welfare................

ICMR validates indigenous assays for COVID-19 diagnosis

A total of 11 RT-PCR-based indigenous assays were validated and recommended for the testing of COVID-19, as revealed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).....................

COVID-19: India has about 0.2 deaths/lakh population compared to global 4.1

While the world has approx. 4.1 deaths/lakh population, India has about 0.2 deaths/lakh population comparatively. So far, more than 24 lakh samples have been tested.................

COVID-19: MTaI seeks special attention for MedTech sector

The Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has urged the government to provide some relief and help the healthcare sector sustain in these testing times.....................

CSIR-IIP to set up viral testing facility to fight COVID-19

The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) is establishing an RT-PCR-based COVID-19 testing facility in its Dehradun campus..............................