Kathmandu Although reliable reports are needed for accurate identification of the disease, different reports are coming from the laboratory. Therefore, the reliability of the laboratory report is being questioned. This problem is caused by an unauthorized lab running. According to the National Public Health Lab, seven labs have been registered in ‘A’ class, 90 in ‘B’ class, 100 in ‘C’ class and 90 labs in ‘D’ class.
Most labs across the country have been found to not meet the minimum standards. Therefore, the quality of the lab is being questioned. Although there are labs after the pharmacy, some labs are operating unofficially due to refusal of registration process. According to the source, there are 1,900 labs across the country.
Director of the National Public Health Laboratory. Runa Jha said monitoring of the lab’s quality was intensified. She said, “We plan to develop a drug monitoring laboratory in collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the local level. We are ready to follow up soon. ‘
She said the jurisdiction has been set up by the lab centers of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ classes and by the health directors of the labs belonging to the ‘C’ and ‘D’ labs.
– ‘Report’ to one person differently
– Risking Sick
A few days ago, five labs that did not meet the minimum criteria were taken into action during the surveillance of a lab at Surkhet Hospital. According to Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Information Officer of the National Public Health Laboratory, reports of the same patient have come to the laboratory after the lab is not registered.
He said, ‘Unregistered labs are running high. We do not have the authority to prosecute such labs. ‘
He said that the central laboratory of the registered lab is doing ‘quality control’ and suggesting the quality of the lab.
He said that after the test in all the labs the writing units were required to be applied in the same way. All labs apply the same method internationally, reports the labs all over the country, says the National Public Health Laboratory of the same nature.
In collaboration with the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the local level, we plan to develop a laboratory monitoring plant for pharmaceuticals.
Director, Dr. Runa Jha, National Public Health Lab!
The report, which came from the same method, is said to have gained recognition and increased its quality. Although the chemical used in the laboratory has to be specified by the government body, this has not been done.
Since the quality and standards of all labs are monitored regularly by the National Public Health Laboratory, the laboratory said that the entire laboratory should be involved in the external quality control process under the laboratory.
According to the laboratory, the laboratory in group ‘A’ is provided with very specialized laboratory services. These laboratories are based on the directory of the government-based 5 autonomous and central level government hospitals.
The laboratory of ‘B’ group consists of laboratories based on general hospital, all zonal hospital and sub-regional hospital, up to 500 beds. The laboratory of ‘C’ group will have up to 4 beds based on General Hospital. In the case of a laboratory examining a laborer who goes to a foreign employment, the laboratory of ‘C’ group has to meet the criteria.
The laboratory of the ‘D’ group consists of a government-based primary health center based laboratory.
The laboratory of the ‘E’ group consists of laboratories based at the government level health post. If a criterion is not met during monitoring, a month’s ultimatum will be given and the grade will be reduced if the criteria are not met at that time. Large private hospitals have not registered for the lab, according to the lab.
Minimum infrastructure for ‘laboratory’ operations
– Easy access
– Enough light
– Controlled environment
– Sterilizing facilities
– Waste management facilities
– Data storage, archiving and management
– Risk-free arrangement for mixing and contamination
– Convenient storage facilities for the transportation of samples and reagents
Chairman of Nepal Laboratory Association (Melan) Rajendra Khadka said that the government needs to be monitored visually. He said, “Labs are operating illegally even when monitoring is lacking. For this, there should be decentralized monitoring. ”He said that the responsible body should also give suggestions on the technical issues necessary for the lab during the monitoring of the lab conducted by the hospital.
The directive on the establishment and operation of health laboratories is mentioned in the directive 2, which will be headed by the secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population for the operation and monitoring of health laboratory services.
The committee has the authority to be a member on behalf of the Director General of the Department of Health Services, representative of Nepal Health Research Council, representative of Nepal Medical Council, representative of Nepal Health Professionals Council, representatives of private hospitals, one pathology group and one medical laboratory technology group. Likewise, there is a provision to be a member secretary of the directorate of the National Public Health Laboratory. Source: Capital Daily
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