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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. In 2007 the organization established the Clinical Trials Registry - India, which is India's national registry for clinical trials.

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Drones deliver Covid vaccine in Manipur, ICMR initiate the program | Oneindia News [Video]

Drones deliver Covid vaccine in Manipur, ICMR initiate the program | Oneindia News

ICMR will now use drones to deliver Covid19 vaccines in the northeast. The delivery model has been initiated so that the life saving drug could reach to anyone, anywhere. #Covid19vaccine..

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Centre gives guidelines for Covid death certificates, days after SC rebukes for delay |Oneindia News [Video]

Centre gives guidelines for Covid death certificates, days after SC rebukes for delay |Oneindia News

The Centre has informed it that the Union Health Ministry and the ICMR have issued guidelines for the issuance of an official document to the families of those who died of Covid-19. This comes days..

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Covid Update: 28,591 fresh cases reported in India, Kerala major contributor| Oneindia News [Video]

Covid Update: 28,591 fresh cases reported in India, Kerala major contributor| Oneindia News

In last 24 hours India reported fresh 28,591 Covid 19 cases, with Kerala being the biggest contributor with 20,487 cases. Meanwhile, the Center along with ICMR have issued fresh guidelines for issuing..

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1 Covaxin dose to survivor equals 2 doses to uninfected

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