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ICMR launches devoted vaccine portal and nationwide scientific registry for Covid-19 – Home Health Choices

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New Delhi : The India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday launched a devoted vaccine portal and nationwide scientific registry of COVID-19 to deal with queries of the individuals on vaccine growth and unveiled the historic timeline of ICMR since its inception in 1911.

The National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will gather systematic knowledge on scientific indicators and signs, laboratory investigations, administration protocols, scientific course of COVID-19 disease, disease spectrum and outcomes of sufferers. The knowledge will function a useful device for formulating applicable affected person administration methods, predicting disease severity, affected person outcomes and so forth.

While inaugurating the online portal of the apex medical analysis physique, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated: “To disseminate the vaccine-related information the exclusive portal will be helpful in creating awareness among the masses. The portal provides useful and important information related to vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally at regular intervals.”

“The portal on National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 developed by ICMR will be immensely useful. The registry will aim at collecting good quality real-time clinical data to inform evidence-based clinical practice, research, formulating guidelines and policymaking.”

Dr Vardhan additionally launched the Mobile Stroke Unit. He stated, “In view of the large burden of stroke and absence of stroke care facilities in Assam, this initiative will go a long way in addressing the needs of the people. The mobile unit, through teleconsultation ensures timely and appropriate treatment to people.”

“The vaccine portal consists of all the information regarding the Indian efforts towards vaccine development against various diseases including the most recent COVID-19. Interested people can visit the website on to get the latest information on vaccine development,” stated Dr Lokesh Sharma, scientist at ICMR.

On India’s combat towards COVID-19, Vardhan stated, “India’s continuously rising Recovery Rate and progressively falling Case Fatality Rate have proven the success of the Covid-19 containment strategy followed by all States and UTs. From having one lab to over 1,800 labs today, we have come a long way in strengthening our capabilities. We have successfully ramped up our testing capacity which has touched 15 lakh daily tests.”

So far, whole Covid-19 in India has crossed 60 lakh mark with 95,542 fatalities. (ANI)

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