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DRDO Approves DRL Tezpur as COVID-19 Testing Centre

G Plus News | June 02, 2020 13:49 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) vide an order approved Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Tezpur as a COVID-19 testing Centre. 

The order directed the following to be ensured:

1) Facility, equipment processes are compliant to ICMR guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

2) Safety of the manpower involved in COVID-19 testing and laboratory environment with respect to biosafety. 

The order dated June 1, made the announcement about Secretary Department of Defence Research & Development (DDR&D) and Chairman DRDO's approval of the proposal for establishment of DRL Tezpur as one of the COVID-19 testing centres. 

The State Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, took to Twitter to thank the Defence Minister for the same. “In yet another development that strengthens our ongoing fight against a pandemic, I am pleased to share that @DRDO_India has approved Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur as an authorized testing centre for #COVID19. I thank @DefenceMinIndia for this.” tweeted the minister.

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