The Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) automation programme is an initiative taken by the government of the Punjab to improve authenticity of tests performed on various drugs. Before the automation of this process, there was no transparency in manual drug testing.
A secure web application has been developed to digitise all processes related to drug testing. The application has customised dashboards and provides statistical analysis. Transparency is maintained through use of barcodes, photographs and biometrics. A barcoding technique has been introduced to maintain anonymity of the drug source so as to eliminate the possibility of any tampering in the results. The reports are available online.
The system is now operational in all DTLs of Punjab including Lahore, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and Multan.