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.
“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)