With the community transmission in five areas in Bhubaneswar which has to lead to the mounting numbers of COVID cases. The human trial of the vaccine against Coronavirus began at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital. ‘Covaxin’ is the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech and has started the process of human trials.
The company has executive many people who volunteered to be part of the human trial. After the volunteers went under a severe screening process, then the vaccination process was conducted. Dr E Venkat Rao, Principal Investigator of the trial process, expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers who came forward for this trail.
“There was a lot of enthusiasm among people who offered them to be volunteers for the trial,” he said.
Along with Bharat Biotech, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is co-operating for the development of the vaccine. They have chosen around 12 medical institutes across the country which includes SUM and IMS Hospital from Odisha for the human trial process.
At least 7 Indian Pharma companies are working for developing a vaccine against COVID-19. These companies are working jointly with global find a preventive to check the spread of the deadly virus that has already infected more than 14 million globally.
Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute, Zydus Cadila, Panacea Biotec, Indian Immunological, Mynvax, and Biological E are among the domestic pharmacy firms working on the coronavirus vaccines in India.
Normally vaccination takes years to produce at scale but the scientists are working hard and hoping that soon they will be successful in developing the vaccine within months because of the rising number of cases.
According to the institute’s statement, those who are interested in volunteering themselves for the project can contact the institute by registering online at ptctu.soa.ac.in under the section register for clinical trials. Volunteers need to be disease-free and can screen themselves through a simple questionnaire available on the same website, the statement read.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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