KARACHI                    -                   The basic upgradation work of Chemico Bacteriological Labo­ratory (CBL), Sindh Health De­partment will be completed in the next four months through the help of the Hussain Ebra­him Jamal (HEJ) Research Institute of Chemistry Uni­versity of Karachi, for which the Sindh Government has re­leased Rs 80 million.

Director ICCBS-UoK Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary in­formed the participants of the meeting held at the H.E.J. research institute here, said a statement on Sunday. .

The meeting, attended by various officials including Dr. Shakil Ahmed and Jawaid Riaz, reviewed the progress work being carried out at the government’s CBL.

He mentioned that the HEJ Institute was carrying out this work as a part of the its national service program on purely voluntarily basis.

Prof. Iqbal said that the ten­der process of instrument pro­curement has been ended on account for the first phase of the laboratory’s up-gradation work. The second phase of the work is specifically associated with the site preparation at Chemico Bacteriological Labo­ratory (CBL), he added.

He said as per the Memo­randum of Understanding (MoU), signed between IC­CBS - UoK and Sindh Health Department, a total of Rs 135 million were allocated for strengthening .