Recently, MOHFW, ICMR & AIIMS Delhi have planned to set up a National Clinical Registry of Covid-19 (NCRC) to collect data regarding clinical and laboratory features, treatment and outcome of hospitalised infected patients.
PGIMER to train sites
PGIMER Chandigarh would train and mentor sites from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Uttarakhand for establishing the registry. Besides PGIMER, 14 other institutions will mentor the dedicated Covid hospitals and health centres.
Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI while sharing details said all patients who are admitted to hospitals will be recorded in the registry, along with laboratory investigation, co-morbidity and clinical history. He further added that they will have to record details of patients coming to hospital and will guide mentees as well.
Aimed at collecting data
The registry is aimed at collecting good quality real time clinical data, research, formulating guidelines and policy making.
It will also help in knowing how diseases such as tuberculosis and conditions like malnutrition are affecting Covid-19 patients.
Initially will start in 100 centres
The registry will collect data from 100 hospitals which will be fed into a software.
Institutions where there are a higher number of COVID patients will be given preference. Minimum rate of admissions is 100 patients per month.
Will continue for one year
The duration of the study is one year.
Reports will be published
After developing NCRC, ICMR will generate weekly epidemiological and clinical reports from the data and these will be published on the ICMR/MOHFW website.
Source – ICMR Delhi Twitter Handle, HT