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Mumbai Hospital starts screening volunteers for Covid-19 vaccine trial

An approval for conducting trials for the Oxford Covishield vaccine candidate got. Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospitalstarted screening of volunteers.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation-run KEM Hospital Tuesday got the approval of the Maharashtra ethics committee. To conduct phase II and III trials for the Oxford Covishield vaccine candidate. This to begin today. Therefore the process needs 100 volunteers.
However an adult without prior infection, including coronavirus needed.The volunteer kept under observation for an hour after administering the vial.

A total of 10 medical institutes selected for the pan-India vaccine trial, of which two are from Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the phase-III human clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine began at the state-run Sassoon General Hospital in Maharashtra.