The commissioning of Lab Track System-Full Lab Automation in the Biochemistry Diagnostic Lab (BDL) GMC, Srinagar and its associated SMHS hospital was e-inaugurated by Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department.
The e-inauguration was held during an event organised by the Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College Srinagar, here.Prof (Dr) Samia Rashid, Principal/Dean GMC Sgr was also present on the occasion.
In his inaugural speech, the Secretary Health stated that the introduction of latest technological advances including IT to augment patient care is a thrust area and steps taken by Deptt of Biochemistry, GMC Srinagar in this direction were appreciated.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Head, Deptt of Medicine Prof (Dr) Masood Tanveer; former Head, Deptt of Biochemistry, Prof Syed Taffazul Hussain; Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital and other dignitaries.
Prof (Dr) Sabhiya Majid Head, Deptt of Biochemistry informed the gathering that its Biochemistry Diagnostic Lab, SMHS Hospital (NABL accredited) is going to be one of its kind, fully automated lab in India.
Full lab automation is the need of the hour for these Biochemistry Diagnostic Laboratories of GMC Sgr and its associated SMHS Hospital that process around a thousand samples round the clock. On the fully automated analysers installed around six thousand biochemical and immunological routine/ advanced investigations are done per day, said an official.
He said the Diagnostic laboratory is the central element in entire patient care and contributes to 70 percent of all the clinical decisions. This hospital will be a pioneer in introducing ‘Intelligent Car Technology’ with a Smart Software Infrastructure to route the samples right from receipt of sample at phlebotomy stage to release of result stage, said the official adding that this will enable the lab to reduce turnaround time, improve accuracy and enhance operational productivity for better patient care.
For this purpose the Biochemistry department has collaborated with Abbott Laboratories to bring the latest state of the art Lab Automation technology in India. The Abbott GLP Lab Automation System has transformed many laboratories across the globe as centres of excellence.Staff was felicitated on this occasion and the department was highly grateful to the Principal/ Dean for her patronage.