CM reviews progress on modernization of drug testing labs system

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LAHORE, Oct 6 (APP): A high-level meeting was held here on
Friday with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the
chair to review progress on the continuing program of modernizing
the system of drug testing labs.
The high officials of the UK based LGC Lab gave a briefing
about this ongoing program aimed at modernizing the drug testing
labs.
They told that sufficient improvement had been made by the
Punjab government in the system of drug testing labs as the system
of checking of samples of medicines in drug testing labs of the
provincial metropolis was of high standard.
The progress made on this program due to the personal interest
of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was praiseworthy, they said and added
that cooperation would be continued with the Punjab government in future,
as well.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said
that provision of quality medicines to the people was his mission
and for that purpose, the system of drug testing labs was developed
on modern lines.
He said that state-of-the-art drug testing lab was working in Lahore,
while such labs situated in Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur were also being developed according to the international standards.
This system would help to provide quality medicines to the people
and the menace of substandard as well as spurious drugs would also be eliminated, he added.
He said that system of checking of drug samples had been designed
under quality management system and the master trainers were getting necessary training from the UK. He directed that regular training of
drug testing staff be arranged.
He said that every obstacle could be conquered with efforts but
one was required to move further with hard work, passion and commitment.
The improvement in the system of drug testing labs would benefit the
people as they would get rid of the substandard and spurious drugs, he added.
Provincial Minister Kh. Imran Nazir, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D,
Health Secretaries and experts of LGC Lab attended the meeting.