The clinical trial liability insurance has been bought centrally by the ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved 38 institutions to conduct a multi-centre PLACID trial.
Earlier the ICMR invited application from sites, which had the facilities to undertake the study and received a good response from institutions. Although it has approved the 38 sites to begin the clinical trial, it will evaluate more institutions as well.
PLACID trial is “A phase II, open-label, randomised
According to the ICMR spokesperson said, “Most of those 38 ICMR approved sites, have initiated the clinical trials. And another 83 institutes are under the process of getting the approval.”
He also informed that the sample size of the study is 452, however, once 400 patients are enrolled, no more sites will be added.
The PLACID trial protocol has been registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) with the registration number CTRI/2020/04/024775.
The study has also received approval from the COVID-19 National Ethics Committee (CONEC), vide letter noCoNEC 002/2020, dated April 29, 2020, and the generic protocol for this study has also been approved by the DCGI, CDSCO letter no X.11026/78/2020-BD, dated April 26, 2020.
The clinical trial liability insurance has been bought centrally by the ICMR.
Names of Medical Institutions received approval are given below: Source: ICMR
- Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
- B.J. Medical College and Civil hospital, Ahmedabad
- Government Medical College, Bhavnagar
- Government Medical College, Surat
- GMERS Medical College, Vadodara
- Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
- Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur
- Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital, Jaipur
- Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur
- Satguru Pratap Singh Hospital, Ludhiana
- Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
- Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana
- Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot
- Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Amritsar
- B.J. Government Medical College, Pune
- Poona Hospital and research center, Pune
- Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai
- Rajarshee Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College and CPR Hospital Kolhapur
- TMC & BYL Nair Hospital. Mumbai Kasturba Hospital, Sane Guruji Marg, Arya Nagar, Chinchpokli, Mumbai
- Government Medical College, Nagpur
- Madurai Medical college, Madurai
- Madras Medical College, Chennai
- Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli
- Christian Medical College, Vellore
- Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
- Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore
- Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bhopal
- Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Noida
- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
- Super Speciality Paediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida
- Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli
- Mysore Medical College, Mysuru
- Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan
- Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya,
- Gandhi Medical College, Telangana
- ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
- Lady Hardinge Medical College