Mysuru: JSS Hospital picked for vaccine trials | Mysuru News – Times of India

MYSURU: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has shortlisted Mysuru-based JSS Hospital and Medical College for the Serum Institute of India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate trial and an oral medicine trial of a private pharmaceutical company.
It will be the second hospital in Karnataka set to take up human trials for a potential vaccine. The other institute is Jeevan Rekha Hospital, Belagavi, which has been chosen to conduct trials of Covaxin, an indigenously produced vaccine JSS Medical College principal Dr Basavana Gowdappa H told confirmed to TOI the ICMR has shortlisted the hospital for Covishield vaccine trials of Oxford, England, vaccine which Serum Institute is producing and added that other details like timelines are yet to be finalised. As of Sunday, the 1,200-bed JSS hospital is treating at least 90 Covid-19 patients. It opened a Covid-19 test lab on June 29.
Calling it “a recognition of our service”, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research’s pro-chancellor B Suresh said the samples will be sent to the institute once the preliminary process is completed at the Serum Institute. He added that the IMCR has selected the hospital for the trials of an oral drug for Covid-19 too.
District health officials said they were yet to receive information on Covid-19 vaccine trials in Mysuru.

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