Panacea Hospital’s Diagnostic Lab 3rd in Karnataka to get NABH accreditation
Panacea Diagnostic Laboratory, Bengaluru has received certification from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH). The certified laboratory is a unit of Panacea Hospital in Bengaluru. This is the third laboratory in entire Karnataka to receive the NABH accreditation.
Dr. C. Jayanna, Chairman & Managing Director, Panacea Hospital Pvt. Ltd., said, “A certification by NABH for a diagnostic laboratory means top quality service, accuracy in medical tests and error-free results. We aimed for this certification because this places Panacea among the few hospitals to have an in-house diagnostic laboratory, which is certified by the highest authority of the country. We intend to maximize benefits to our privileged patrons through this.”
NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI has been set up to establish and operate accreditation programs for healthcare organizations. NABH has set strict rules and regulations and standards that have to be complied by a laboratory in order to get the certification. The certificate is issued after a series of tests and visits by the NABH officials.
“We are extremely happy to be certified by the NABH, as not many laboratories qualify for it. This certification means highest quality standards. In addition to catering to the requirements of our hospital, we can accept samples from other centres too for tests. The laboratory disciplines covered under the certification are Clinical Biochemistry, Pathology, and Microbiology.” said Dr. Vivek Hittinahalli, HOD & Consultant Microbiology, and Panacea Diagnostic Laboratory. With the Hospital intending to set up Satellite Healthcare Centres and Specialty hospitals, the NABH-certified diagnostic laboratory is a significant step in that direction.