Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 28:
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University in Odisha, has got accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
KIMS is the first medical college and hospital to get this accreditation in Odisha.
The institute’s high quality testing and calibration laboratories and technical competence in the area impressed NABL for this accreditation.
KIMS has a state-of-the-art central laboratory and radio diagnosis facilities. Advanced medical tests are done here with ultra-modern equipment such as 64-Slice CT Scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI with 45 software applications, Digital X-Ray and 4D-Ultrasound, providing instant diagnosis and quality treatment.
As all testing processes are completed in KIMS itself, patients now need not depend upon labolatories located outside Odisha for critical medical diagnosis.
An autonomous body under the aegis of Union Science & Technology department, NABL provides accreditation services to medical laboratories that are performing tests/calibrations in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 15189:2007.
These services are offered in a non-discriminatory manner and are accessible to all testing and calibration laboratories in India and abroad, regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence.
NABL accreditation system complies with ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) MR001.
Based on evaluation of NABL operations by APLAC in 2000, NABL has been granted signatory member status by APLAC and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) under their Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs).
Under these MRAs, the reports issued by NABL accredited laboratories are considered to be equivalent to reports issued by laboratories accredited by (currently) 76 accreditation bodies in 64 economies.
Founder, KIIT & KISS Dr Achyut Samanta has thanked the effort of staff and doctors of all laboratories of KIMS for this achievement.