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India Launches Portal for Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine Development

G Plus News | September 29, 2020 14:48 hrs

The Union Health Ministry on Monday, September 28, launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally.


The “vaccine web portal” and the “National Clinical Registry for COVID-19” have been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.


The Nati
onal Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will collect systematic data on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, the clinical course of COVID-19, disease spectrum and outcomes of patients.


“The data will serve as an invaluable tool for formulating appropriate patient management strategies, predicting disease severity, patient outcomes, etc.,” the ICMR said in a statement.


The vaccine portal contains all information regarding Indian efforts towards the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.


Interested people can visit the website on vaccine.icmr.org.in\nvaccine.icmr.org.in to get the latest information on vaccine development.


“Today, in the times of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine development is watched very closely. Thus, it becomes important to showcase the status of vaccine development in the country,” said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

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