Assessment of Laboratory Services, at General Hospital, Palanpur against N.A.B.L. Standards
Agency : Laboratory Services, General Hospital, Facility Management, NABH Standards
Objective : This report presents
a research on the assessment of the
laboratory services, at general hospital, Palanpur, against the national accreditation board for calibration and testing laboratories standards. The main aim of carrying out this research
is to check the compliance of laboratory services with NABL standards, so that a comprehensive
quality management system
can be established.
Background : A laboratory is a facility
that supports patient
care by providing diagnostic & management information to the care giver.
Its ultimate goal is to provide accurate & timely results for diagnosis,
treatment & monitoring of ailing patients.
Because of the increased
dependence of clinical services on the diagnostic procedures, a large number
of laboratories have started going for national
Methodology : An observational and descriptive study was carried
out for a period of three months to explore the topic with the help
of both primary and secondary data.
Findings : The study revealed
many interesting facts like the shortage of
manpower, poor conditions of the equipments, need for calibration, AMC/CMC, lack of inter departmental and
coordination, faulty government policies regarding procurement and maintenance
of equipments, poor infrastructure and need of SOP formulation.
Recommendations : Based on findings and address the objectives of the
study recommendations were made. It can be summarized that this
report proved to be a helpful tool in analyzing
the gaps in the laboratory service delivery. The results of the report will be useful in establishing a well implemented and monitored quality
management system that generates services with elements of both patient safety
and employee safety. This
will help in making the laboratory services
error free and on
report presents a research on the assessment of the laboratory services, at general hospital, Palanpur