Prime News, National, Health, Disease, Patna (Bihar), July 14:- AIIMS-Patna has started human trials of coronavirus vaccine on 10 volunteers selected by hospital authority. Several people offered to take part in the trial, but only 10 people were selected for the process. The first dose has been given to selected people and after an interval of 14 days, a second dose will be given. Doctors are keeping strict vigil on those people who have taken dose of vaccine. For this a team of doctors has been constituted.
After completion of the scheduled period, check-up of people will be undertaken for the after effects of the vaccine. The vaccine jointly developed by the National Institute of Virology, Pune and Hyderabad – based Bharat Biotech International Limited in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research. It is the first indigenous vaccine developed in India.
AIIMS-Patna is one of the 12 medical institutes in the country to have been shortlisted by ICMR for conducting human trials of the indigenous vaccine. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)