There has been much debate about the pros and cons of the therapy and trials have shown that it improves symptoms like difficulty in breathing and fatigue. But the decision is best left to the physician.
In order to better understand the disease, ICMR has mooted a proposal for a registry. This powerful tool will analyse data of all Covid-19 patients in hospitals and should include those being home-managed.
The divisional bench, comprising Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad, while hearing a petition filed by Rakesh Malhotra through video conferencing, noted that, “the window of one month given by the ICMR for the applicants to complete the procedural formalities, is too long.”
Delhi High Court directed Delhi Govt & ICMR to file affidavit detailing the number persons who had undergone the Rapid Antigen Detection Test (RAT) test and, having turned out to be COVID negative, were made to undergo the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) RT PCR test.
With the world in desperate wait for a vaccine or miracle drug as a cure for Covid-19, the burning question is not where, but when and what does it take to formulate an approved new drug and whether we have the right parameters to conduct such clinical tests