Lahore: A Pakistani pharmaceutical company has received world-class recognition by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its Quality Control Laboratory becoming one in 33 countries worldwide and first in Pakistan to have received ‘WHO Pre-Qualification’.
The WHO Qualification is a three-year process beginning with a series of reviews and audit by their inspectors; after which the lab receives a Pre-Qualification if it complies with WHO Standards. These standards and practices then have to be maintained for three years after which the laboratory can receive a Qualification.
A WHO Pre-Qualified Laboratory holds the authority to test and verify the quality of any drug, medication or formulation. Such a lab’s verdict is recognized worldwide by all related international agencies and organizations.
Speaking at the ceremony held to celebrate the event, Syed Sultan Ghani, Director Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs Getz Pharma said, “The Recognition is a testament to the strict quality standards maintained by us in the laboratory as well as in other functions.”
Getz Pharma has also received the Export Award for eighth consecutive years, ranking first among all pharmaceutical exporters and contributing approximately 40 per cent towards total pharmaceutical exports; its anti-ulcerant, has secured second position among all pharma brands in the country.
The third largest tax-payer company has reached third position among national and multinational companies by investing and reinvesting in technology, systems, people and facilities.