COVID-19 in India: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare announced the vaccine portal addressed to the community

The new COVID-19 vaccine portal inaugurated by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare of India will be very important to raise awareness among the communities.

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on just inaugurated the vaccine portal for COVID-19 in India to create awareness among masses.

New portal for COVID-19 vaccine in India: what will it consist of?

According to the official statement, the COVID-19 vaccine portal for India will disseminate vaccine-related information regarding Indian efforts towards vaccine development against the coronavirus. Currently, 3 vaccines are undergoing clinical trials in India for COVID-19.

“The Health Minister also launched the ICMR history timeline depicting the 108-year journey of the Council which displays key milestones and captures policy and program interventions by ICMR. Minister also released a NIN History Book on its 100 year Journey. The Minister also launched the Real-Time data collection Program ‘Mapping of Nutrition and Health Status’ which will collect data on dietary intake through a crowdsourcing approach.”

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

Indian Council of Medical Research, has also initiated to provide Stroke treatment through state of the art Mobile Stroke Unit in Tezpur and Dibrugarh area of Assam. The stroke care unit was inaugurated by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan in presence of Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR and other senior officials on Monday through video conferencing.

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