Odisha-Based VIMSAR Burla Doctors To Conduct COVID-19 Vaccine Research

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Sambalpur: VIMSAR Burla doctors will collaborate with scientists of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, to take up a study on vaccine-induced COVID-19 virus antibodies as part of the first indigenous research project.

On a Proposal by a team of VIMSAR doctors a week ago, the project received the green signal from the Odisha government’s Health Research Committee on Thursday.

The research will be a follow-up study among the healthcare providers in VIMSAR over 12 months. The study will be conducted on VIMSAR healthcare providers who have already been vaccinated. The research will be conducted over 400-500 healthcare providers as part of research, reported The Indian Express.

Principal investigator, tutor of department of community medicine Dr Sanjeeb Mishra and co-investigators associate professors, community medicine Dr Subrat Pradhan and Kulwant Lakra, professor, anaesthesiology Bimal Panda and assistant professor, Microbiology Dr Sumanta Sahu will team up to conduct the research.

According to Mishra, the study is aimed at observing seroconversion on the population that has been vaccinated. Seroconversion is the time period during which a specific antibody develops and becomes detectable in the blood, the report said.

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