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NEWS IMPULSE – VACCINE PORTAL FOR COVID 19| 29 SEPTEMBER

SOURCE – LIVE MINT

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CONTEXTUnion Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the vaccine portal for Covid-19 on September 28, 2020 in order to create awareness among masses.

KEY FACTS

  • The online portal available on the ICMR site, will be a repository for all information related to Covid vaccine development
  • Everyone will be able to go online to that portal and look-up all contemporary research-development and clinical trials related information about such vaccinations
  • Everyone will be able to go online to that portal a look-up all contemporary research-development and clinical trials related information about such vaccinations
  • The Health Minister also launched the Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) history timeline depicting 108 year journey of the Council
  • The Real Time data collection Program “Mapping of Nutrition and Health Status’ was also launched. This will collect data on dietary intake through crowd sourcing approach
  • 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 web portal will be strengthened with data available for all the vaccines used to prevent various diseases.
  • ICMR-NIN web portal – It is a first of its kind web portal that was launched. It has been developed to collect data which will be useful in the present complications created by COVID-19 pandemic.

National Clinical Registry for COVID-19

National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 was launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. The registry is aimed at collecting good quality real time clinical data in order to inform evidence-based clinical practice, research, formulating guidelines and policy.

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