Dr Vardhan launches ICMR portal for Covid vaccine info

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

 Rohit Shishodia
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched a vaccine portal and a portal on Covid Clinical Registry where information on development of Covid vaccines and trial stages can be reached.

Emphasizing on the importance of elaborate and transparent information on the status of vaccine development, Dr Vardhan said, “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. Today, in the times of Covid, vaccine development is watched very closely. Thus, it becomes important to showcase the status of vaccine development in the country.”

On India’s fight against Covid-19, Dr Vardhan said, “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 1 lab to over 1800 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.”


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