The department of Microbiology has the latest and standardized equipments including BacT-ALERT-3D, rapid Blood culture system (BD) and VITEK-2 compact for automatic identification and sensitivity of bacteria ,T.B. and fungus etc.
To operate these sophisticated gadgets the laboratory has a team of efficient, motivated, knowledgeable and qualified doctors and technical staff who are constantly involved in producing world class results and upholding quality assurance.
The department also looks after the hospital epidemiology and infection prevention programme. Cancer patients are frequently immune-suppressed and at risk for a wide range of opportunistic and healthcare-associated infections. A good infection prevention program is extremely important to reduce risk of infection. The department focuses on infection prevention measures specific to patients, healthcare personnel, and visitors in our cancer center.
Basic measures such as hand hygiene, transmission-based precautions, environmental hygiene, aseptic technique, HAI “bundles,” and antimicrobial stewardship are essential components of our infection prevention program.