Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) made the registration of ethics committees

The Government had issued the notification on February 8 this year to make it mandatory the registration of ECs and so far, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given registration to 304 panels during this brief period, it is learnt.

Leading hospitals both from the public and private sectors, from all across the country, were among those applied and got the institutional ethics committees registered for trials as the Government had recently tightened the norms for trials through various steps.