FMMCHL reaccredited for the third time by the NABL
Father Muller Medical College Hospital Laboratory (FMMCHL) is accredited since 2012 by National Accreditation Body For Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) .
NABL is the sole accreditation agency for laboratories in India.
Accreditation is a Voluntary Process in India. It imparts official credit, authorization and registration of a laboratory and that it has demonstrated its capability, competence and credibility to carry out its specified scope.
The process of Accreditation in FMMCHL was initiated way back in 2010 with training of staff, preparation of quality manual and procedures, and finally applying to NABL in 2012. After the adequacy report on quality manual, there was pre assessment by lead assessor, followed by final assessment by a team of assessors. Finally, FMMCHL was accredited on 7th August 2012. All the branches of the lab namely, Clinical Biochemistry, Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Cytology, Histopathology and Microbiology are accredited by NABL.
Since then the lab has made a steady progress in terms of quality of test reports, methods of analysis, quality control, lab safety measures, staff training and effective communication with users. Assessors from NABL have appreciated the implementation of quality management system, quality and competence of staff, technical progress, risk management, safety measures and internal audit process. It is noteworthy to mention that most of the lab staff have undergone training in ISO 15189 and NABL 112, the standards for medical testing laboratories.
FMMCHL provides 24 X 7 services. There are well qualified and experienced staff, latest automated equipments and advanced technology. FMMCHL is known for commitment, dedication, courtesy, competence and quality.
The first surveillance audit was done in 2013, with which the accreditation was continued till 2014 .In 2014, the lab had its second reaccreditation audit by NABL, and now in 2016 FMMCHL is reaccredited for the third time by the NABL till 2018.
In view of the accreditation cycle being continued, FMMCH is celebrating this occasion on 5th August 2016.
Dr. Jayaprakash Alva, Dean of FMMC, welcomed the gathering. Dr Shivashankara A.R., Quality Manager of FMMCHL narrated the journey of NABL accreditation. The certificate of accreditation received from NABL was presented to Director, FMCI. A message of inspiration and appreciation for the hard work was given by Rev.Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Administrator, FMMCH. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa Administrator, FMMC was present on the occasion. Presiding officer for the event was Rev.Fr Patrick Rodrigues, Director of FMCI gave a meaningful message.
Finally, vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Umashankar T., Lab Director. The celebration ended with Institutional anthem and a high tea.