Yogi Government Allows Phase-III Trial Of Covid -19 Vaccine In Gorakhpur and Lucknow

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The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityathan has allowed the phase-3 trial of "Covaxin", the anti-COVID-19 vaccine, in Lucknow and Gorakhpur.

This report says: Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad conveyed the government's permission to test the anti-COVID-19 vaccine in the two cities through a letter to Bharat Biotech International Limited's director V Krishna Mohan.

The vaccine is currently being tested by Bharat Biotech Ltd - in a collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Amit Mohan Prasad, who is Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health), has conveyed the government's permission to test the anti-COVID-19 vaccine in a letter to V Krishna Mohan, who is director, Bharat Biotech International Limited.

He says in the letter: "Kindly refer to your letter dated September 19, 2020 for permission and facilitation to initiate the COVAXIN Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety clinical trials in Uttar Pradesh. It has been decided to allow Bharat Biotech to conduct Phase-3 trial in Lucknow and Gorakhpur."

He adds, "All permission will have to be obtained by you and all safety and other protocols will have to be followed as per the guidelines of the Government of India for conducting clinical trials."