The Department of Microbiology has three primary responsibilities such as teaching/ training, diagnostic laboratory services and research activities.
The microbiology department is actively involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. Training and educational events are organized in the form of workshops and CMEs in diverse topics such as HIV and opportunistic infections, clinical diagnostic methods and tuberculosis.
The Microbiology laboratory provides a gamut of advanced and novel diagnostic tests. It offers quality diagnostic services to the various clinical departments. Tests that have been added in the recent years to the meet the diagnostic needs of the hospital include, PCR for HIV and HSV, NS1 antigen detection, Immunofluorescence assay for rickettsia and stool culture for Campylobacter jejuni.
The department is making an all round effort to provide newer diagnostic services for better patient care, upgraded training program for the students: both undergraduates and postgraduates, and a congenial environment for research and innovation.