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COVID Testing

Numerous problems in RT-PCR reports in Delhi causing turmoil: Nurses’ body

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) RT-PCR reports taking 72 hours, patients having to go to the centre many times to collect the reports and numerous delays due to non-receipt of reports are among the issues that have been flagged...

New portable test can spot Covid in 15 mins, track variants

New York, April 1 (IANS) A team of scientists has developed a new portable, pocket-sized machine that can diagnose SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in just 15 minutes. Globally, Covid-19 has infected nearly 129 million people and claimed...

Punjab doing more tests per million than national average: CM

Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Taking exception to the Centre's criticism of his government's management of the Covid-19 surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said not only was the state consistently doing more tests per million than the...

Army canines can detect Covid virus in real time situation

By Sumit Kumar Singh (IANS) Indian Army has trained canines to detect Covid-19 virus for a quick and a real time situation for easier movements of troops. These canines -- 'Chippiparai' and 'Cocker Spaniel' -- have been deployed at...

ICMR approves dry swab RT-PCR method for Covid detection

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The simple and fast method of dry swab-direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIR's constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, for scaling up coronavirus detection has now been approved by the Indian...

Random Covid testing at Delhi-Noida border from Wednesday

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in the NCR, particularly in the national capital, authorities in Noida have decided that people coming from Delhi to Noida will be randomly tested for the virus from Wednesday...

IGI starts on demand Covid testing for all passengers

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has now started Covid-19 testing for all domestic passengers. The facility was on a pilot run since October 28 and received a go ahead from the authorities on...

‘FELUDA’ test to roll out in next few weeks: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that rollout of the indigenously-developed faster and cheaper “FELUDA” Covid-19 test is expected in the next few weeks. “While I cannot put an exact date on the availability, we should...

New global test will give Covid test results ‘in minutes’

Geneva, Sep 29 (IANS) A test that can diagnose Covid-19 in minutes will dramatically expand the capacity to detect cases in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The $5 test could transform tracking of Covid-19...

ICMR completes second serosurvey, analysis underway in final stage

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the second round of the countrywide serological survey (serosurvey) to detect the prevalence of the COVID-19 disease and its analysis is underway in the final...

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Sony’s Indian arm funds fellowships for IISc women students

Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Sony India Software Centre set up 5 fellowships for post-graduate women students at the premier...