Last Updated on April 1, 2021 by The Health Master
The gazette notification specifies that the government analysts have been notified in respect of all classes of drugs except for the classes of drugs like sera, solution of serum proteins intended for injection, vaccines (parenteral and oral), toxins, antigens, anti-toxins, sterilized surgical ligature and sterilized surgical sutures, bacteriophages, anti-sera for veterinary use, vaccine for veterinary use, toxoid for veterinary use, diagnostic antigens for veterinary use, VDRL antigen, intra-utrine devices and falope rings, human blood and human blood products, blood grouping reagents and diagnostic kits for Human Immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C virus and condom.
Name and designation of the government analysts are Hitesh Kumar Khare, senior scientific officer-II and Dr Debasis Maiti, senior scientific officer-II.
RDTL, Chandigarh is one of the seven national drugs testing laboratories of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), set-up under the requirement for the testing of D&C products, working since November 2007.
The laboratory has been developed for the quality control of D&C products with respect to infrastructure, equipment and manpower for the chemical, instrumentation and microbiological analysis. The RDTL, Chandigarh is regularly testing number of Legal (Form-18), survey and imported samples of D&C received from the central officers/drugs inspectors of CDSCO North Zone – Ghaziabad, Sub Zone – Baddi, Jammu, Varanasi and Assistant Drugs Controller (India), Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
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Apart from this, laboratory is notified for the State of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi for the analysis of D&C samples drawn by their drug officers. The laboratory is having testing capacity of about 5,000 samples per annum, and is NABL accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005, since 2016.
Union health ministry had earlier notified four government analysts at RDTL, Guwahati in respect of all classes of drugs namely Amar Jyoti Chamuah, junior scientific assistant, Dilip Kumar Sarkar, junior scientific assistant, Rinku Kalita, junior scientific assistant and Arun Kumar Das, junior scientific assistant.