The Department of Biochemistry is involved in the laboratory diagnostic services of the hospital. The laboratory has all the modern facilities like fully automated Analyzer (for routine, special and emergency tests), Chemiluminescence equipment (for assay of hormones, tumor markers and several other special investigation), ABG analyzer, Electrolyte analyzer, Coagulomuter, semi auto analyzer and all the other paraphernalia required in the laboratory. Hence the PG students get hands-on experience in operating all the modern equipments required in Clinical Biochemistry. The Department also caters to the teaching of MBBS, MD (Biochemistry), Physiotherapy, DMLT and MSc (MLT) students. PG seminars, lectures and journal club meeting are regular features of the PG training programme of the Department which enable those passing out to pursue a career in lab services, research, teaching and industry.
The Department of Microbiology has a well-equipped laboratory, which provides necessary back-up to the clinical departments in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. It carries out various microbiological investigations viz., Microscopy, Culture & Sensitivity (conventional as well as automated rapid) and Serological tests. The Department has well equipped tuberculosis laboratory. Besides the strict internal quality control, it participates in the External Quality Assurance Programme to ensure quality reporting. It also undertakes necessary surveillance studies and other activities for the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections. It has a good collection of mounted slides of parasites and other microorganisms for teaching purpose.
The Department is involved in the research activities in the area of tuberculosis, drugresistant infections and hospital-acquired infections. It is also a designated Microscopy Centre (DMC) for Tuberculosis as a part of revised National TB Control Programme as well as a counseling and testing centre for HIV as a part of National AIDS Control Programme. It has implemented some innovative teaching-learning methods for Microbiology at UG level such as application-based learning. Several faculty-members regularly participate as resource persons in Medical Education Technology workshops organized by Regional Teachers Training Center. The PG students, as a part of their curricula, are sent for advanced training to other institutes within and outside the State.
The Department of Pathology has well-established laboratory services with separate sections of Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking, Histopathology and Cytopathology. Each of these laboratories are NABL-accredited. They are equipped with all required equipments. The departmental museum has over 850 mounted and 50 unmounted specimen.
The Department has peripheral centres for collection of samples and other services provided include motivational programmes for blood donation, health checkup, pap smear examination and facility of frozen section.
The department is involved in teaching UG, Physiotherapy, DMLT, BSc & MSc (MLT), and PG students. The PG students, as a part of their curricula, are sent for advanced training to other institutes within and outside the State.
The Department of Radio-diagnosis has three major X-ray machines with image intensifier and screening tables. Besides, it also has six portable X-ray machines and a 100 MA X-ray arm with standing bucky. The Department has a mammography machine with facility of steriotactic biopsy, three ultrasound machines with multi-frequency transducers and a Colour Doppler USG machine. There are two CT scan units including a single slice spiral CT simulation system. Two automatic processing machines together with an electric dryer for processing conventional and imaging films are also available. The Department has recently established a state-of- the-art MRI unit.