87 private laboratories for coronavirus tests-ICMR. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday discharged a rundown of 87 private labs to direct COVID-19 tests. Among the 87 research centers, which are set up in 15 states, Maharashtra has the most noteworthy number of COVID-19 testing labs at 20. It is to specify that Maharashtra is the most noticeably awful hit state in the nation as far as the quantity of individuals tainted from coronavirus.
In addition, 12 labs are in Telangana, 11 in Delhi, 10 in Tamil Nadu, 7 in Haryana, 6 in West Bengal, 5 in Karnataka 4 in Gujarat, and 2 each in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and 1 each in Uttarakhand and Odisha. The ICMR further said that a sum of 4,62,621 examples from 4,47,812 people have been tried for COVID-19 as on April 21 at 9 pm. “Additionally, 26,943 examples have been accounted for on 21 April till 9 pm,” it included. (ANI)
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ICMR’s 26 national institutes address themselves to research on specific health topics like tuberculosis, leprosy, cholera and diarrhoeal diseases, viral diseases including AIDS, malaria, kala-azar, vector control, nutrition, food & drug toxicology, reproduction, immuno-haematology, oncology, medical statistics, etc. Its 6 regional medical research centres address themselves to regional health problems, and also aim to strengthen or generate research capabilities in different geographic areas of the country. The council’s research priorities coincide with National health priorities such as control and management of communicable diseases, fertility control, maternal and child health, control of nutritional disorders, developing alternative strategies for health care delivery, containment within safety limits of environmental and occupational health problems; research on major non-communicable diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, blindness, diabetes and other metabolic and haematological disorders; mental health research and drug research (including traditional remedies). These efforts are undertaken with a view to reduce the total burden of disease and to promote health and well-being of the population.