Secretary Health e-inaugurates Full Lab automation of BDL of GMC Srinagar

SRINAGAR : The commissioning of Lab Track System-Full Lab Automation in the Biochemistry Diagnostic Lab (BDL) GMC, Srinagar and its associated SMHS hospital was e-inau- gurated by Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department.
The e-inauguration was held during an event organ- ised by the Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College Srinagar, here.
Prof (Dr) Samia Rashid, Principal/Dean GMC Sgr was also present on the occa- sion.
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 appre-
ciated. The inaugural cere- mony 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 automa- tion 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 bio- chemical and immunological routine/ advanced investiga- tions 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 clini- cal decisions. This hospital will be a pioneer in introduc- ing ‘Intelligent Car Technology’ with a Smart Software Infrastructure to route the samples right from receipt of sample at phle- botomy 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 produc- tivity for better patient care.