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Centre grants permission to Gujarat for conducting ‘International Clinical Trial – Solidarity Trial’ for ‘COVID-19’

    Following the successful representation made by Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani before Union Home Minister Mr. Amitbhai Shah, the Centre has given the permission to conduct Solidarity Trial for the ‘COVID-19’ virus at B J Medical College in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, to obtain the permissions to conduct the similar trials at four other colleges are the under process.

    With availing the permission from the Government of India, the registration process for conducting the trials on ‘COVID-19’ patients has began at the B J Medical College.

    After obtaining the permission for four other colleges of the state during this week, the registration of the COVID-19 patients and medical trials of four medicines – ‘Solidarity Trial’ – will begin at SVP College in Ahmedabad, GMERS Medical College at Gotri-Vadodara, Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital at Surat, and PDU Medical College at Rajkot.

    These four medicines are: Remdesivir, Lopinavir, Interferon (beta 1 a) and hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine.

    The international clinical trial ‘Solidarity Trial’ for the ‘COVID-19’ is being conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in association with others in more than 100 countries across the world. Similarly, the WHO is going to conduct ‘Solidarity Trial’ in association with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in India.

    As a result of these experiments – trials, an effective proper medicine for the COVID-19 will be found quickly. Not only this, it will also enhance the probability of faster recovery of the infected patients.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat