Race against time: Jeevan Rekha Hospital to participate in Covaxin clinical trial

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Race against time: Jeevan Rekha Hospital to participate in Covaxin clinical trial

Race against time: Jeevan Rekha Hospital to participate in Covaxin clinical trial

Bhavana S   ¦    Jul 04, 2020 09:51:02 AM (IST)

 

Race against time: Jeevan Rekha Hospital to participate in Covaxin clinical trial-1


Bengaluru: Jeevan Rekha hospital in Belagavi of the state is one of the 12 hospitals where Covaxin trials will be carried out.

Dr. Amit Bhate, director of the hospital confirmed this. He said, "The Jeevan Rekha Hospital has been selected as one of the hospitals for clinical trials of the Covaxin vaccine."

If sources äre to be believed, 200 volunteers will take part in the trials in these hospitals. The details of this clinical trial are yet to be made public.

It can be recalled that ICMR wants completion of the human trials of this vaccine by August 15 which has now led to a massive controversy with many experts warning against such kind of deadlines.

It's not clear why the deadline of August 15th was set and on what basis though if approved it will coincide with India's Independence day