Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated vaccine portal that was launched to address queries of people on vaccine development at ICMR. The India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also unveiled the historical timeline of ICMR since its inception in 1911.
The National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 will collect systematic data on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, clinical course of COVID-19 disease, 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.
While inaugurating the web portal of the apex medical research body, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said: “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.”