KU lab is now becomes a Covid-19 testing facility


A biosafety laboratory located at the Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), Karachi University (KU), has finally transformed into a Covid-19 testing facility; being the largest biosafety level-III laboratory of the country, this part of the National Institute of Virology established with federal support, last year.

Prof Iqbal Choudhary held a meeting on Thursday in the campus, siad “The lab is testing hundreds of samples being provided by the health department daily”. 

Being the director of International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, he is the one who is overseeing the affairs of the institute at the KU.

He also informed that the lab’s conversion into a diagnostic facility was actually the instructions given by the chief minister.


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