COVID trials throwing up positiive results: Prof Balram Bhargava

Lucknow: As per expectation, good news lies ahead as there is now  buzz that entering a new year India will be well equipped to fight Corona as vaccines come our way. Speaking at the 37th foundation day of SGPGI, Director General of ICMR Prof. Balram Bhargava has said that a lot of success has been achieved in fighting Corona. He said that in totality a total of 19 companies in the country are producing vaccines, adding that it is expected that a large number of vaccine stocks will be available by June-July. He also pointed out this will further aid vaccination in normal people as per the need.

Speaking at the Foundation Day, Prof Bhargava spelt out that the effort is to break the chain of viruses, hence a strategy is being worked on to provide vaccines to health workers and serious people suffering from diseases. He said that most of the companies have completed the first and second phase trials. There are also positive results of experiments conducted on the monkey after the rat.

He expressed confidence in the kind of results coming out on BCG as well. He expressed his dismay on the fact that it was used in 464 patients at 39 centers across the country, but failed to save lives of serious patients of COVID-19. Meanwhile, a survey was also conducted.

Counting the achievements of SGPGI, Director Prof. RK Dhiman said – Organic transplant will be given priority in the new year. With the introduction of liver transplant, preparations have been started for other organ transplants including heart. He added that 86 percent of the 380 beds in Rajdhani COVID Hospital have ICU, ventilator facilities. The institute has also worked to train more than 25 thousand doctors and medical workers in 75 sessions. Patients will be benefited by starting a diabetes center soon.

On the sidelines an MoU between SGPGI and Power Grid was also signed. Under this, the power grid will provide seven crore assistance to PGI for providing medical facilities through telemedicine to various hospitals.

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