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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rare distinction for RVC : ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to Central Military Veterinary Laboratory

The Central Military Veterinary Laboratory (CMVL) of Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) in Indian Armed Forces has been conferred accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) Deptt of Science and Technology, Govt of India in the field of Biological testing in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 : 2005 standards vide their authorized letter issued on 03 Dec 2009. CMVL is the first and the only veterinary laboratory in the country to have obtained this recognition.

RVC is one of the oldest Corps of Indian Army with Lt Gen JK Srivastava at the helm of affairs as the Director General. The Corps is mandated with the equine and canine breeding, their training, issue, deployment and management of Army Dogs, disease management and therapeutics in Army animals as well as public health of troops related to food of animal origin and zoonoses. CMVL is a premier ultra modernized laboratory of the Corps which is one of its kinds in the world undertaking multifarious tasks of research, disease, diagnosis, disease investigation, epidemiological studies, physiological anomalies, related investigations and nutrition of Army animals. The research activities undertaken by the laboratory are of significance for animal’s as well as the troops health.

The laboratory located at Meerut Cantt has been assessed by NABL with stringent protocols and qualitative requirements under ISO/IEC 17025: 2005. The laboratory by virtue of perseverance, diligence and dedication of its scientist officers complied to the rigid requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratory while no other veterinary laboratory in the country has been able to come up to fullfil these parameters.

The CMVL commanded by Col PS Narwal, can now use NABL symbol on the test results issued by the laboratory as per guidelines given in NABL -133.

S Om Singh/Rajendra/Daleep


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