ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a coffee table book ‘Touching Lives’ which includes 16 of its most path-breaking health research achievements which has left a positive impact on the lives of Indians. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister unveiled the book which will inspire more such landmark achievements from Indian scientists

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successesBe it the invaluable contribution in developing the highly effective DOTS treatment module for tuberculosis (TB) or micro-nutrient fortification of food products or life-saving interventions like oral rehydration solution and vaccines or fluorosis treatment to documenting rare blood-groups, ICMR has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision for a healthy India. As a celebration of its […]

NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobacco

A government body along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has compiled a report that recommends banning manufacture, selling and import of smokeless tobacco products as per a WHO framework

NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobaccoThe first-ever compilation of the global progress made in implementing smokeless tobacco control policies was prepared by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) in collaboration with the ICMR. The compilation is in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the cancer research institute said in a […]

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMR

Professor Balram Bhargava had taken charge of Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary Department of Health Research (DHR) on April 16

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMRDr Bhargava is also a professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS); he is a leader in the field of biomedical innovations public health and medical research. He graduated in medicine (MBBS) and he went on to secure MD and DM with specialisation in Cardiology. He is a […]

Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMR

Prof Bharagava who is at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been appointed to the post for a period of three years or until attainment of age of 60 years

Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMRAIIMS professor Dr Balram Bhargava was today appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry. Dr Balram Bhargava is an Indian cardiologist, medical educationist and innovator, known for his expertise in the trade and for […]

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics list

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics listThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Delhi, along with several partners, including WHO India and McGill University today convened the first national consultation on Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). To improve access to drugs, since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Model List of Essential Medicines. India has published a National EML […]

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha 

The Indian Council of Medical Research has informed that as per Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 Estimates, 61.8% of all deaths were due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha A recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR report

The report states that around 65 per cent of deaths were reported and the cause behind those deaths were non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Communicable diseases forms 24 per cent, while the injuries form 12 per cent as the cause behind total deaths reported in Maharashtra

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR reportA recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

ICMR finds ways to tackle TB

With World Health Organization (WHO) releasing its annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, it seems to have shocked the world with it staggering figures. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has now formed a committee to find ways and means to fight the battle against TB in India

ICMR finds ways to tackle TBThe Indian Tuberculosis Research Consortium (ITRC) was formed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Delhi. In its meeting on October 31 and November 1, International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAG) comprises global experts in the areas of TB research and has been formed to advise the ITRC on developing and translating, research and […]

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

WHO: Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP)

Director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Soumya Swaminathan is a well-known personality in the medical arena. The 58-year-old is a paediatrician and a clinical scientist. She is known for her research on tuberculosis

WHO: Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP)Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP) of World Health Organization (WHO). A pediatrician from the Republic of India and a globally recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she has 30 years of experience in clinical care and research. She has worked throughout her career to translate research into impactful programmes. […]