Various diagnostic tests
for infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi
and parasites as well as investigations for immunological
disorders are carried out in the Department of Microbiology
using state of the art technology.
of Microbiology is an accredited reference laboratory
for tuberculosis for the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The department is accredited by the National Mycobacteriology
Certification System of Central TB Division, Ministry
of Health, Government of India, for diagnosis of
drug resistant tuberculosis by Culture and Sensitivity
and Line Probe Assay. The Department has a mandate
to provide laboratory diagnosis of drug resistant
tuberculosis on the basis of which the state provides
free DOTS plus treatment (Category IV) for the treatment
of drug resistant tuberculosis. The department has
a dedicated molecular facility for diagnosis of
drug resistant tuberculosis.
of Microbiology also provides services for diagnosis
and counseling for HIV infection / AIDS through
the Integrated counseling and testing center (ICTC)
as a part of National AIDS Control Organization
(NACO), Ministry of Health Govt. of India.
Activities such as surveillance for hospital
acquired infections, incorporation of preventive
measures to avert any potential outbreak of infection
in the hospital, and creation of awareness among
staff regarding infection control are carried out
on regular basis.