The State Drugs Control Department is contemplating setting up a specified laboratory where biologicals, blood and blood components, bio-technological medicines and vaccines can be tested, according to Dr. Jagashetty.

Dr. Jagashetty said that a proposal had been submitted to the Government.

“We hope it will be included in the budget,” he said.

“Apart from this, mobile testing laboratories will be set up to create confidence in the consumers that the drugs available in the market are tested and of good quality,” he said.

Two regional drug testing laboratories were set up in Hubli and Bellary recently, he added.