Centre proposes National Clinical Registry for COVID-19

Andhra Pradesh, Aug 06 (ANI): A healthcare worker collects a nasal sample of a woman for the COVID-19 test at IGMC Stadium, in Vijayawada on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

To collate empirical data on clinical signs and symptoms, investigations and disease management protocols, Health Ministry along with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has proposed setting up of a National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 (NCRC).

ICMR has written to hospitals and institutions dedicated for treatment of COVID-19 patients this effect seeking participation and a letter of intent under the project for establishing NCRC.

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“There is a pressing need for collection of systematic data on clinical signs & symptoms, laboratory investigations, management protocols, clinical course of COVID-19 disease, disease spectrum and outcomes of patients. Such data will serve as an invaluable tool for formulating appropriate patient management strategies, predicting disease severity, patient outcomes etc,” ICMR said.

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“In view of this, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, ICMR and AIIMS, New Delhi, have proposed to launch a National Clinical Registry for COVID-19 (NCRC),” ICMR said.

It further said, the NCRC will aim at collecting good quality real time clinical data to inform evidence-based clinical practice, research, formulating guidelines and policy making. In view of this, ICMR invites a letter of intent from institutions/hospitals identified as dedicated COVID Hospitals or dedicated COVID health centres under the project to establish National Clinical Registry of COVID-19.

(With ANI inputs)

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