Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the country will have a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus by the end of this year. He told reporters that one of the three Covid-19 vaccine candidates has entered the third phase of the pre-clinical human trial. Vaccine in India will be available for public soon.
Head of national task force on Covid-19, Dr VK Paul said, the vaccine candidate entering the third phase has yielded encouraging results in the initial phases of its trial. He also said that the other two vaccines are currently in Phase-I or II of their pre-clinical trials. Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a 10-bedded make-shift Hospital at NDRF base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh yesterday.
NDRF and CSIR constituent laboratory CSIR-CBRI, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee set up the hospital. The makeshift hospital provides a primary health facility. With safety, security and a comfortable living environment. Hospital features are –
- Air Conditioned pre-fabricated
- ECG Machines.
The Hospital is planned to serve the purpose for the disaster stage. Including for use in long pandemic or emergency situations.
The recovery rate from COVID-19 has improved further and now it has reached 74.69 per cent today. During the last 24 hours, 63,631 COVID patients have recovered. With this, a total of over 22,22,000 people have recovered in the country so far.
Hope the Vaccine in India becomes success.