Is it a crime to do asymptomatic testing? Biocon chief expresses anguish – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research for “not permitting” asymptomatic testing in large numbers, asserting that individuals have a right to know whether they are positive or negative for COVID-19. The Executive Chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered biotech major, Biocon Ltd, said given the size of the country, […]

CCMB develops new, low-cost testing method for covid-19; ICMR nod awaited – ET HealthWorld

HYDERABAD: As the focus was on stepping up the testing to fight COVID-19, the premier Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here has developed a time and cost effective process that can enhance the country’s existing capacity of RT-PCR screening several folds. It eliminates the time-consuming RNA extraction in testing and imported viral transfer […]

28% of Covid-19 cases in India till April 30 were asymptomatic: Study – ET HealthWorld

Photo for representative purpose only NEW DELHI: At least 28 per cent of 40,184 people who had tested positive for Covid-19 between January 22 and April 30 in India were asymptomatic, a study found, raising concerns about the novel coronavirus being spread by those who show mild or no symptoms. A large proportion of both […]