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Coronavirus: Physician suspended for discussing trial results in video


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

16th Nov, 2020. 12:38 pm
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Physician Abu Dhabi UAE
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An Abu Dhabi physician faced suspension of license for discussing his participation in the clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine in a video clip.

The physician’s license has been temporarily suspended by the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH) for discussing clinical trials and disclosing results in a video clip. His license was suspended for violating the confidentiality agreement.

“Revealing such information violates UAE laws as well as breaching clinical trial protocols, including confidentiality agreements,” the DoH said in a statement.

“Clinical trials are conducted according to strict healthcare procedures and international protocols. As is the case with any scientific research, all clinical trial participants are subject to confidentiality agreements.

“These require that they do not disclose any details unless a relevant entity chooses to do so.”

Phase 3 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccine have begun in the UAE during July. More than 31,000 volunteers from 120 different nationalities have taken part.

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