Panacea Diagnostic Laboratory in Bengaluru has received certification from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH). This makes it the third lab in Karnataka which has been certified by NABH. Panacea Diagnostic Laboratory is a unit of Panacea Hospital in Bangalore.
Dr C Jayanna, Chairman & MD, Panacea Hospitals 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.”
The certification encompasses disciplines like clinical biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology. “We are extremely happy to be certified by the NABH, as not many laboratories qualify for this. 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,” said Dr Vivek Hittinahalli, HOD & Consultant Microbiology, Panacea Hospital Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr Hittinahalli is also an NABH and NABL Assessor for QCI, New Delhi.
The NABH certification is an important achievement for Panacea Hospital, as it is embarking on an expansion plan spread across the next 5 years in Karnataka. 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.
The Panacea Hospital specializes in cardiac care, orthopaedics, neurology, urology, gastroenterology and obstetrics & gynaecology, apart from general medicine.