NEW DELHI: First dose of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN was given to a 30-year-old male on Friday after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi received the approval from the committee to begin human trials.
The 30-year-old has been kept under supervision for two weeks after which he will be given the second dose.
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting the Phase I and Phase II vaccine trials chose twelve volunteers for the testing.
Dr Sanjay Rai, Principal Investigator of COVID-19 vaccine trial at AIIMS in conversation with The Indian Express informed, A first dose of 0.5 ml of the intramuscular vaccine was administered to him on Friday. He was kept under observation for two hours. A diary has been handed over to him for continuous monitoring of the conditions. We will also coordinate with him daily for at least a week to understand if he is facing any kind of medical issues.
The 12 volunteers had to go through pre-tests, which included blood and nasopharyngeal testing for COVID-19. Following the results, 10 individuals passed the process and were selected for the trials, regulated in phases.
Developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, COVAXIN in collaboration with ICMR and the National Institute of Virology (NIV) recently approved the human clinical trails from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
AIIMS, Delhi is selected amongst 12 other institutes by ICMR for initiating the first two primary phases of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials of COVAXIN.
During Phase I, the vaccines said to be tested on 375 volunteers and the highest count of volunteers would belong to AIIMS. Phase II trails will include close to 750 volunteers from all 12 selected institutes.
Until now, the medical institute has received more than 3500 applications from people to participate in the human trials.
We have shortlisted 20 volunteers who have undergone several tests to participate in the trial. The results are awaited, added Dr Rai.
Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur
Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.
Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.
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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.