In a bid to develop more localised and robust protocols on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, the state health department on Monday set up a Covid-19 Clinical Research Steering Committee to guide and oversee planning, conduct data analysis of relevant clinical research projects and provide final recommendations.
Santanu Tripathi, former professor of clinical pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine; Avijit Hazra, professor of pharmacology, IPGMER; Jyotirmoy Pal, head, department of medicine, RG Kar Medical College and Dilip Paul, principal, BC Roy PGIPS are the members of the panel.
A proposed study, titled “Investigation Treatment Patterns, Protocol Compliance and Outcomes among Covid-19 In-Patients in Select Covid Care Hospitals in Kolkata — A Prospective Observational Study” has been planned. This will focus on the use of steroids and oxygen therapy and their impact on patients.“The committee will identify research gaps/needs in different aspect of Covid and facilitate different teams conduct such short-term research. On the basis of such research we could have a customised guideline for prevention, diagnosis and treatment according to local needs,” said a panel member.
Source: Times of India