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.

The Department 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.

The Department 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.

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