Nagpur: One of the largest diagnostics network in India SRL Diagnostics Limited, introduces the citizens of Nagpur to its state-of-art laboratory located at KRIMS hospital. The lab is equipped with high tech equipments to provide superior quality outcome with accuracy, quick turn-around-time and at affordable prices with compassionate care.With the opening of this lab, the expertise and expanse of the entire SRL test menu is available at one location. Access to the very latest of diagnostic test in the realms of oncology, cytogenetic, predictive markers, flow cytometry etc will be made available in this lab. The company has a robust presence in the state with 12 numbers of labs and aims to further increase its footprints.
In a press-meet organized at KRIMS Hospital premises, Director of SRL Laboratories Operations Deepa Dave, CEO of SRL Diagnostics Sanjeev Vashishta, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of KRIMS Hospital Dr. Ashok Arbat and Executive Director of KRIMS Pratap Singh Tide addressed the media personnel.
CEO SRL Diagnostics Sanjeev Vashishta said that the SRL lab at KRIMS hospital is headed by Dr. Komal Galani Deshmukh MD,DNB (Pathology) and is equipped to conduct tests with advanced and unique technologies, ranging from routine to specialized tests. SRL lab brings world class testing facilities to the city, giving the most accurate and faster results. SRL lab also boasts of superior reliability of two-level reporting and has specialised trained professionals working across all specialities such as oncology, nephrology, pulmonology etc.
Nagpur is located at the exact centre of India, in the state of Maharashtra and has tropical and dry climate with people majorly suffering from diseases like allergy, lifestyle diseases, respiratory diseases, hypertension, blood pressure etc. The city needs superior quality testing and diagnosis facilities to combat the prevalent health issues pertaining to the region. SRL Diagnostics with its well established name in performance and reliability is here to offer even better care to patients than ever before.
On the occasion, CEO of SRL Diagnostics Sanjeev Vashishta, said that they are pleased to dedicate their new state-of-the-art pathology Laboratories (Both Pathology and Radiology) to the people of Nagpur. It is a new-age diagnostics set up, manned by skilled workforce (around 6400 people with 500 Doctors) offering quality testing and diagnosis facilities within time. With SRL’s own pathology lab setup, the company has further strengthened its presence as a leading diagnostic services provider in the country.”
He added that they believe in adopting two major policies Accuracy and Affordability. Sanjeev Vashishta said that their Quality Control is second to none in the world. He explained about a new software that they have developed called Central Laboratory Information Management System (CLIMS) which helps the doctors and the patients alike. One can get a history of all the tests undertaken by the patient and the trend.
He claimed that they have set-up systems and undertake some gene-tests which can forecast all the diseases and problems one will face when they grow older. While elaborating the system, he claimed that Angelina Jolie had undergone Breast Cancer treatment since she knew through the BRCA gene test which is a blood test that uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes (mutations) in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 which said that she may get Breast Cancer.
India: Unity in diversity
CEO of SRL Diagnostics Sanjeev Vashishta said that they are continuously striving to come out with Indian Tests which caters to diseases of Indians. They have an R&D department which is working continuously working on making most of the advanced tests on human body sensitive to Indian citizens. While elaborating this point, he said that they have 1) Caucasian races (Aryans, Hamites, Semites), 2) Mongolian races (northern Mongolian, Chinese and Indo-Chinese, Japanese and Korean etc), and 3) Negroid races (African, “Negrito”, Australian Aborigine, Dravidians, Sinhalese). The tests and the standards exist for all the three. However, the tests and the standards need to be different for people of different regions in India itself. This more or less proved the concept of Unity in diversity.
Government needs to come up with an ordinance
While answering to a query raised about the many unscrupulous Pathology Laboratories are running brisk business in Nagpur, CEO SRL Diagnostics Sanjeev Vashishta and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of KRIMS Hospital Dr. Ashok Arbat said that they are aware of this fact, but apart from a strong media support, the Central Government should come out with an ordinance. The Government should bring out specifications, laws, compulsory accreditations etc for running pathology laboratories. The Government should also monitor the manpower employed at Pathology and Radiology Laboratories. However, they also said that Health Care is a State Subject and various States follow different guidelines. He said that only a few states like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam adheres to the NAAC’s Clinical Establishment Act.
Founder Chairman and Managing Director of KRIMS Hospital Dr. Ashok Arbat, said, “We are proud of our collaboration with SRL Diagnostics and anticipate significant gains, both to the hospital at large and to the patients in the Nagpur city as well as entire Vidarbha region and adjoining states. With this, we have brought in the most advanced world class pathology service to our centre and are certain to serve patients with the best treatment enabled by accurate diagnostic results”
To provide quick and convenient reporting, SRL Diagnostics also provides test reports to the doctors and patients on a click of button through their website and also MYSRL App. It also provides home collection services by qualified and trained Phlebotomists.
The SRL KRIMS Lab in a front-end facility present, in an easily accessible area to the public. This therefore, facilitates people to come in for a blood test directly to the lab.
SRL consistently follows the best of National and International Quality protocols, thereby ensuring accuracy of every test report. In keeping with SRL reputation, the lab will offer quality diagnostics services ranging from basic blood counts, blood sugar tests, and liver function tests to the more advanced tests pertaining to Biochemistry, CLIA Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Pathology & Cytopathology and Serology at competitive prices. The lab is operational through-out the year (24×7) including Sundays and holidays.
About SRL Diagnostics
SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.
The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.
SRL Diagnostics has *306 networking laboratories, including *11 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *12 radiology/imaging centers, and a footprint spanning over 6900 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.
SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.
SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.
Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.