New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) has signed a contract with the International Doping Test and Management (IDTM) Stockholm, Sweden, which is a state of art service provider of doping control management.
IDTM is an independent body to supply sports organizations with an independent global doping control services in order to promise drug free sports and fair competition. The contract with ITDM is signed to carry out testing of 300 samples in a year.
The organizers of 11th South Asian Games -2010 being held in Dhaka have also approached NDTL to carry out testing of 300 samples during the games from January 29 to February 10. 2010. The tariff details have been sent to them. Iran NADO Secretary General has also requested for the tariff of testing to sign a contract with NDTL for testing of samples.
Apart from these, the NDTL is receiving queries from the various International agencies for testing of samples viz Nepal, Kuwait, Doha, Bangla Desh and Srilanka.
The lab has done International testing for 242 samples for various International games after obtaining World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) accreditation. Apart from receiving competition samples for the International events being held in India, lab has also received samples from Muscat, and Pakistan for out of competition testing.
The Government of India is fully committed to provide its support to NDTL thereby making it fully focused to have short term, mid term and long-term goals to further achieve excellence in the field.
The short-term goal is to enhance its sample testing capability from the existing 2000 samples in a year to 3000 samples in 2009 and to 5000 samples in 2010. It also aims to set up the new test methods for Human growth hormone, blood parameters and Erythropoietin prior to June 2010. Its mid term goal is to provide quality testing services at competitive rates for the International samples.
With full focus on these short term and mid term goals and after successfully completing the testing for the Common Wealth Games 2010, NDTL will move towards long term goals to diversify in research areas in collaboration with various national and international institutes. he NDTL at Delhi, which got accreditation by WADA in September 2008, has been shifted to the new premises since May this year.
The new building of the NDTL is equipped with all modern amenities and latest state-of-art equipment. It is operational in new building after getting verification audit by National accreditation board of Testing and Calibration laboratories (NABL) in June. (ANI)