Press Release

Release Date
1 ICMR advises States to conduct sero-survey to measure Coronavirus exposure in the population using IgG ELISA Test 30/05/2020
2 ICMR validates completely indigenous diagnostic platform for COVID-19 diagnosis 21/05/2020
3 How India ramped up COVID-19 testing capacity 20/05/2020
4 ICMR-NIV Pune develops and validates the indigenous IgG ELISA test "COVID KAVACH ELISA" for antibody detection for COVID-19 14/05/2020
5 ICMR is partnering in WHO Global Solidarity Trial for Treatment of COVID-19: Being rolled out on fast-track 13/05/2020
6 National community based sero-survey for COVID-19 12/05/2020
7 District level Facility based surveillance for COVID-19 12/05/2020
8 First comprehensive estimates of district-level trends of child mortality and child growth failure in India from 2000 to 2017 & key findings from GBD India CM and CGF papers 12/05/2020
9 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing indigenous COVID-19 vaccine 09/05/2020
10 ICMR scales up its capacity to fight COVID-19 06/04/2020
11 Fast Track Approval for Indian COVID-19 testing kits for commercial use 23/03/2020
12 ICMR Initiated sentinel Surveillance to detect community transmission of COVID-19 19/03/2020
13 ICMR enables more laboratories to test for COVID-19 and revises the criteria for testing 17/03/2020
14 India is the 5th Country Globally to isolate the COVID-19 Virus Strain 13/03/2020
15 Suspected COVID-19 patient in West Bengal found negative 09/03/2020
16 COVID-19 Laboratory Preparedness in India 06/03/2020


Release Date
1 MAKING RESEARCH ATMANIRBHAR - We need an enabling ecosystem for development of vaccines, studies on new diseases 04/06/2020
2 Plasma therapy is no silver bullet - To recommend it without undertaking a robust scientific study may cause more harm than good 01/05/2020
3 Prepared for the coronavirus - India has responded in many ways to contain the epidemic 11/02/2020


Release Date
1 ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Gorakhpur COVID-19 Lab work
2 ICMR-National Institute of Research In Tribal Health, Jabalpur COVID-19 Testing Lab
3 ICMR-NIRRH, Mumbai Central Depot for COVID-19 Reagents
4 ICMR-NIRRH, Mumbai COVID-19 Testing and Reporting
5 NIB, Noida and ICMR, New Delhi jointly setup a Lab for COVID-19 testing
6 ICMR-NIOH, Ahmedabad COVID-19 Testing Lab

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