PDTRC Lahore to get ISO certification

Lahore—Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq has said that state of the art Punjab Drug Testing Laboratory and Research Centre (PDTRC) set up at Sundar Industrial Estate is an excellent example of mutual collaboration of public and private sector.
He expressed these views during his visit to Drug Testing Laboratory and Research Centre established in Sundar Industrial Estate here on Saturday.
He said that steps are being taken for ISO certification of Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) Lahore which was upgraded and renovated recently.
For this purpose, services of experts of Punjab Drug Testing Laboratory & Research Centre Sundar would be benefited.
Chief Operating Officer Ayaz Ali Khan gave a briefing to Advisor Health regarding the laboratory system and its performance. Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Ali Jan Khan directed Chief Operating Officer to present his recommendations for getting ISO Certification for Drug Testing Laboratory so that strategy evolved in the light of recommendations and expertise could be sent for approval to Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
Salman Rafiq said that establishment of international standard Drug Testing Laboratories is need of the hour for ensuring high standard medicines to the people of the province and eliminating business of substandard and spurious drugs.—APP

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