Tag Archives: ICMR

The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. The case in hand brings forth a series of grave biomedical and ethical issues as lack of comprehensive physical and psycho-social counselling to all the stakeholders involved in surrogacy namely surrogate mother, intending mother father, egg donor before the initiation of surrogacy under the Surrogacy Bill.

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ICMR to test efficacy of two medicines for tackling drug-resistant TB

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to test the efficacy of two medicines — Metformin and Bedaquiline Delaminate — for tackling the drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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ICMR advises tertiary care hospitals to avoid at least three antibiotics

Chennai: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has advised tertiary care hospitals to avoid at least three antibiotics — Carbapenems, Polymyxin and Colistin — used to treat multi-drug resistance.

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ICMR plans to launch national registry of serious psychiatric illnesses

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to launch a national registry of serious psychiatric problems. The plan is expected to be discussed in detail with the ICMR national board soon.

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ICMR granted only three patents in two years

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, chaired by Uttar Pradesh MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav, has said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) needs to augment its research “substantially” to cater to various health challenges in the country.

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Altruistic Surrogacy under Surrogacy Bill 2016 – The Socio-Legal Challenges Ahead

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 has been introduced in the parliament following cabinet approval which proposes for the first ever legalization of altruistic surrogacy and prohibition and penalization of commercial surrogacy in India to put an end to exploitation of surrogate mothers.

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Parliamentary panel says more funds should be allocated to ICMR

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare has recommended allocation of more funds to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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ICMR researchers complete phase III clinical trials of a long-term use reversible male contraceptive

New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have completed the phase III clinical trials of Risug, a long-term use reversible male contraceptive, on 282 volunteers in five centres across India, and zero side-effects and difficulties have been reported, according to Dr R S Sharma, head of reproductive biology and maternal health at ICMR.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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10,000 MBBS seats to be added in the country by 2017 | Delhi govt raises doctors’ retirement age to 65

About 10,000 MBBS seats will be added across the country by the year 2017, said Faggan Singh Kulaste, union minister of state for health and family welfare.

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