Points to Remember:
- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended accreditation of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months due to “non-conformities with International Standard for Laboratories.”
- The NDTL has been instructed to stop all testing procedures with immediate effect and all the samples need to be safely moved to an accredited lab.
- The suspension, which took effect on 20 August 2019, prohibits the NDTL from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples.
- During the period of suspension, samples that have not yet been analyzed by the NDTL; samples currently undergoing a confirmation procedure; and any samples for which an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) has been reported, must be securely transported to another WADA-accredited laboratory. This is in order to ensure continued high-quality sample analysis, which also helps preserve athletes’ confidence in this process and the wider anti-doping system.
- NDTL can appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne in the next 21 days
- National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) got WADA accreditation in 2008
About World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) :
- Formation: 10 November 1999
- Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
About National Dope Testing Laboratory :
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Rahul Bhatnagar (Secretary to the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & sports)
- Scientific Director of NDTL: Dr. Puran Lal Sahu
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory for the time period of: six months
- Who is the current CEO of National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)? Rahul Bhatnagar
- Where is the headquarters of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) situated? Canada
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