COVID-19 Vaccine News Now At Your Fingertips As Govt Launches Portal
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Monday launched a website on COVID-19 vaccine with all latest information on the deadly virus which has killed over 95,500 people in India.
“An online portal about COVID-19 vaccine has been launched. Everyone will be able to go online to that portal and look up all contemporary research-development and clinical trials related information. It will also provide information about other vaccinations provided in the country,” Union Health Minister Dr Vardhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The minister reiterated that India will most likely get the first vaccine by the first quarter of 2021.
“Research to develop a vaccine is being done expeditiously. There are at least 3 such viable vaccine candidates that are in clinical trials phase right now in the country. We’re hopeful that within the first quarter of 2021 it will be available,” Vardhan added.
100 years of ICMR
The health ministry released the 100-year timeline history of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
“Today’s a historic day for ICMR. It’s an honour for me to release the 100-year timeline of the history of ICMR within its premises today. The contribution of scientists associated with it is commemorated and serves as an inspiration to upcoming scientists,” he added.