KTR urges Centre to set up vaccine testing lab in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Telangana Industries Minister K T Rama Rao on Wednesday urged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to establish a Vaccine Testing and Certification Laboratory in Hyderabad.

In a letter to Vardhan, he requested that the lab be established on the lines of the Central Drug Laboratory at Kasauli.

“IT and Industries Minister @KTRTRS wrote a letter to @MoHFW_INDIA Sri @drharshvardhan ji and reiterated the request for establishment of a Vaccine Testing and Certification Laboratory in Hyderabad, on the lines of Central Drug Laboratory in Kasauli,” Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, tweeted on his official account.

The state capital is a major centre of vaccine development with Bharat Biotech, Biological E Ltd and other reputed firms having their base in the city.

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