20-NOV-2020: Volunteer Identity to be kept secret
Aligarh, November 20: As volunteers line up to get the first doses in the Phase-III trials of the vaccine to cure Covid-19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University; their identities will remain confidential in view of the social stigma related to the pandemic.
The step has been taken in line with various Supreme Court and High Court judgements on identity protection of volunteers for medical/scientific study, privacy laws, data protection laws for which provisions are made under the India Penal Code.
JNMC is conducting the Phase-III, Covid19 Covaxin trials aimed at evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine study led in collaboration with ICMR and Bharat Biotech.
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