Experts underline significance of bio-safety in institutions

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Staff ReporterBest practices for biological safety and security not only protect biological agents from
accidental or intentional misuse but also make their handling more efficient, said experts here on
Friday.Addressing the participants of a workshop on "Biosafety and Security in Health Care Institutions,"
organized by Laboratory Animal Science – Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Friday, they
particularly sought safety and security of researchers and health care personnel associated with hospital
and laboratories. Stringent steps to protect their exposure to risks linked to intentional or accidental
exposure was particular recommended on the occasion.It was further emphasized that severe outbreaks
of diseases, natural or artificial can easily compromise public health safety and security thus demanding
efficient implementation of each and every preventive measure.It was also addressed by DUHS Vice
Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Said Qurasihy, Pro Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Prof. Zarnaz Wahid and
Dr. Talat Roome.