Coronavirus India updates

  • DCGI nod for India-made COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ human trials Bharat Biotech gained an edge in the race among a few entities in the country and several more globally to ready a vaccine for COVID-19 when the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) cleared its product for human clinical trials… more
  • Global goal to combat pandemic: India committed to global principles Professor VijayRaghavan FRS, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, read out a message from Prime Minister Modi, at the event last Saturday 27 June called ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ closing the EU online Pledge initiative: see
  • TB during COVID-19 India has the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. Even as the government was pushing to end TB by 2025, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive disruption in TB services… more
  • Jeevtronics: Hand cranked SanMitra 1000 HCT‟ defibrillator for sudden cardiac arrest, a potential COVID-19 solution Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) supported start-up Jeevtronicshas developed the world’s first hand-cranked defibrillatorsince sequestration areas inside hospitals for corona victims need lots of defibrillators….read more
  • Why hasn’t India flattened the coronavirus curve despite 13 weeks of lockdown? Nearly 13 weeks later, as India prepares to withdraw the last of its lockdown restrictions, the country’s rate of infection is higher than ever, even as the numbers in the UK and Italy have largely flatlined. So where did India’s attempt to flatten the curve go so wrong?…….read more
  • CCRS to begin study on prophylactic use of Siddha in treating Covid-19 With a Siddha ‘add-on’ therapy to allopathic treatment at a government COVID-19 care centre here giving encouraging results, the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) will soon commence a study on 60 coronavirus patients at Vysarpadi in the city… more