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Dr. Harsh Vardhan announces the successful completion of first Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2

New Delhi:1/8/20: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare, and Earth Sciences announced the successful completion of PAN-India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2 here today. He took a meeting with Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and reviewed the COVID-19 activities of DBT, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), and DBT-Autonomous Institutions (AIs). During the meeting, Dr. Harsh ...

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Rajkumari Amrit Kaur OPD Block of AIIMS Delhi

Newdelhi:16/7/20:Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur OPD Block of AIIMS, New Delhi along with Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW), here today. Prof. R. Guleria, Director, AIIMS and other senior officials of AIIMS were also present on the occasion. Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed happiness that the new OPD is named after ...

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NST scientists formulate nanoparticle to reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis

Newdelhi:12/7/20: Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology Government of India, have formulated nanoparticles with chitosan and loaded these nanoparticles with zinc gluconate for reducing the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. Element Zinc is vital for maintaining normal bone homeostasis, and its levels are reported to get ...

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Odisha to embark on plasma therapy treatment

Bhubaneswar:2/7/20: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das has directed authorities to constitute a technical committee for outlining plasma therapy treatment plan for coronavirus. The minister’s direction has come after the Odisha Government decided to start plasma trials for COVID-19 treatment. Das chaired a meeting here on Thursday in this connection which was attended by Health Secretary PK Mohapatra and senior ...

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Indian Red Cross Society’s ‘eBloodServices’

Newdelhi:25/6/20: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare launched the ‘eBloodServices’ mobile App developed by The Indian Red Cross Society (ICRS), here today, through a video conferencing. The Union Health Minister is also the Chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society. This application is developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) ...

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Dr Harsh Vardhan releases Annual TB Report 2020

Newdelhi:24/6/20: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released the annual TB Report 2020, in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MOS (HFW), through a virtual event. They also released a Joint Monitoring Mission (JMM) report, a manual on Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to TB patients under NIKSHAY system, a Training Module, and the quarterly newsletter ...

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India is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19, asserts ICMR

Newdelhi:11/6/20: India is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19. However, the country has to continue with effective surveillance and containment strategies. This was stated by Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, Dr. Balram Bhargava while releasing India’s first serosurvey on COVID-19 during a media briefing in New Delhi today. He said India is such a large country ...

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NCVTC to develop of host-directed antivirals for COVID 19

Hisar(  Haryana )4/6/20:  The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has approved support for a study by the National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures (NCVTC), ICAR-NRC from Hisar in Haryana, which will screen their library of 94 small molecule chemical inhibitors for antivirals against coronaviruses. The molecules are known to inhibit cellular kinases, phosphatases, and epigenetic regulators such as histone ...

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Innovative disinfection & sanitization solutions by common people selected in NIF

National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), has recently supported two innovative disinfection solutions by common people which were received as a response to its Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3). A Vehicle Disinfectant Bay and a Foot-operated Height Adjustable Hands-Free Sanitizer Dispenser Stand are the two recently supported innovations under the ...

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CSIR-IIIM & Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to develop RT-LAMP based test for Coronavirus

Newdelhi:26/5/20: As part of the COVID-19 mitigation mission of Country, CSIR has strategized its R&D to develop, integrate, scale-up, and deploy necessary technological interventions for combating Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Considering the multifarious problems created by a coronavirus, which require interventions, the CSIR under the guidance of its Director-General, Dr. Shekhar Mande has formed five verticals to coordinate various ...

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