The laboratory of Chitwan Medical College (CMC Lab) Teaching Hospital has gained international ISO accreditation. The hospital has stated that the laboratory is internationally recognized for providing quality services.
According to the hospital's Quality Manager and Accommodation Coordinator Raprasad Sharma, the laboratory has obtained ISO 15189: 2012. He said that the accreditation was done as the hospital's laboratory met the criteria set by the International Laboratory Standardization Corporation Accreditation Center for Education Research and Scientific Services (AERSSC). Stating that six laboratories have already received this accreditation in Nepal, he said, "We have got this accreditation for the first time in medical colleges and outside the valley."
Dr. Sanjay Yadav, Director of the Laboratory, said that the equipment, manpower, and reagents used at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India have been used by the college. Its certificate number is 'MLS-005'. Dr. Yadav said that the ISO was achieved through the long-term hard work and dedication of all the members of the hospital and laboratory team.
The hospital had prepared 258 types of documents to get the certificate. At present, there are 12 units of operation in the hospital under the Department of Laboratory Medicine. Chairman and Managing Director of the hospital Prof. Dr. Harishchandra Neupane said that the hospital will always uphold the international recognition it has achieved.
He said, 'The report received from the laboratory is always of good quality. There is no need to worry about that. ' He said that with the provision of standard laboratory service in Chitwan, there is no need to send the capital to Kathmandu and abroad. He added, "Now the sample here does not have to be sent abroad for testing due to high fees and long time."