Baddi to have its own CDSCO office in a week

The Zonal Office of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is expected to start functioning from the Container Corporation of India building, Baddi within one week

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New Delhi: The Union Health Minister has announced the functioning of the Zonal Office of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) from the Container Corporation of India building, Baddi to facilitate Pharma companies and exporters from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to get their clearances and no objection certificates.

The facility is expected to help the pharma units which face problems due to non-availability of regulatory support at times and also will help in boosting the communication between the important stakeholders.

This office will start working within a week, Mr J P Nadda informed while inaugurating a first of its kind Current Good Manufacturing Practices facility at Central Vaccine Institute, Kasauli. The Himachal government has agreed to provide land for the Zonal Office of CDSCO at Baddi.

This announcement thus fulfilled the long pending demand of the companies in the Baddi industrial zone. Hopefully, the manpower requirements in the regulatory office too would be taken care of. As of now there is no clarity on that. BioVoice News will keep tracking the developments on this issue.

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda addressing at the inauguration of the first of its kind CGMP facility at Central research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, in Himachal Pradesh on April 24, 2016.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda addressing at the inauguration of the first of its kind CGMP facility at Central research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, in Himachal Pradesh on April 24th.

 

While making the announcement, the Health Minister also revealed that in order to ensure production of quality medicines, 3 to 4 comprehensive workshops will be organized in the month of May in Baddi on Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices. Best experts from national and international regulators will be there to brief the industry on related issues.