Now, ICMR to go for Covid-19 therapeautic trial with WHO

World Health Organization (WHO)

New Delhi, (Samajweekly) With coronavirus wrecking havoc across the globe including India, a therapeutic trial for Covid-19 is on the cards.

The Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Friday that it will collaborate with the World Health Organization for “public health emergency SOLIDARITY TRIAL – An international randomised trial of additional treatments for COVID-19 in hospitalised patients”.

The trial will be coordinated in India by Dr. Sheela Godbole, who is a scientist at ICMR’s National AIDS Research Institute, Pune.

As on late Friday, India had 2,322 active cases of Covid-19 and at least 62 deaths due to the disease.