Chief Scientific Adviser to Modi Government Vijay Raghavan said – there is no agreement with the trial process of Corona vaccineJuly 11, 2020
New Delhi Principal Scientific Adviser to the Central Government Vijay Raghavan said on Friday that there would be no compromise with the Corona vaccine’s rigorous trial process. Addressing the webinar at the Vivekananda International Foundation, Vijay Raghavan said that the first phase of any vaccine test normally takes 28 days. Then there are two stages of investigation. The Drug Controller of India has allowed trials of the vaccine of Zydus Cadila along with Bharat Biotech.
Raghavan said that as the ICMR has clarified, Bharat Biotech or Zydus Cadila vaccine will have to go through a rigorous trial process, with no compromise of any kind. In order to launch the vaccine in the country by August 15, the ICMR had written a letter to the institutions selected for this and asked to speed up the investigation process. ICMR in collaboration with Bharat Biotech is developing a vaccine called Kovaxin.
When asked about ICMR’s letter, Vijay Raghavan said, “Today is 10 July and I would like to say that the first phase of trial has started today. The trial started simultaneously in all the 12 institutes. ” He said, ‘In the first phase there is an injection. A second injection takes place seven days later and is tested 14 days later. The results are analyzed before taking any decision and thus it takes 28 days.
The first stage is followed by a two-stage trial process. Thus, if we look at the international level, the three-phase trial takes several months. The ICMR’s claim of bringing the vaccine by 15 August was questioned by many experts. After this, the ICMR had to be clarified. It was said to speed up the trial process.