Department of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital aims to provide cutting edge technologies for the diagnosis of infectious diseases which are relevant and customized to Indian scenario. According highest priority to quality, our laboratory is NABL accredited since 2004. Our department has always been at the fore front to embrace high-end technology to support ever increasing complex demand of emerging infections eg., PCR for JC virus, BK virus, MTBDR plus (HAIN) test for MDR tuberculosis, Vitek-2 for MIC testing, Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAT) for blood individual donor screening, MALDI-TOF (Vitek-MS) for rapid identification of bacteria and fungi etc. The department has also developed robust hospital infection control & surveillance and actively contributes to hospital infection control committee activities. We believe in philosophy of strong research culture, which apart from contributing to the field of science also reflects positively on the overall development of the hospital, department and faculty. This endeavor has resulted in numerous important publications in peer reviewed journals and numerous research projects and has seen our department at the forefront of the specialty in the country and abroad.

The main focus of the department is to provide high quality service and improve continuously and innovate laboratory services. Over the last decade, this department has attained important milestones. Our department has balanced matrix of well experienced and young team of 6 consultants (5 MD, 1PhD), 1 Senior Resident and several DNB residents. Departmental activities are supported by 24 qualified and trained technologists.

   The team at IAMM EQAS Delhi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Prof. Chand Wattal, Chairperson
  -  Dharamveera award for Excellance and Simran Nundy & IJMM (2012) best published paper awardee.
  -  Keen interest in clinical microbiology, immunology and antibiotic resistance.
  -  Chairman since 1994 and secretary HICC since 1991.
  -  Secretary, Indian Association of Medical Microbiology (Delhi Chapter)

Dr. Jaswinder K. Oberoi, Joint Co-ordinator, Consultant (Mycology and Quality control)
Dr. Neeraj Goel, Joint Co-ordinator, Consultant (Bacteriology)
Dr. K. J. Prasad, Senior Consultant (Parasitology and Bacterial serology)
Dr. Sanghamitra Datta, Consultant (Virology and Molecular diagnostics)
Dr. Reena Raveendran, Consultant (Mycobacteriology)
Dr. Isra Halim, (Senior Resident)
Ms. Vaishali Choudhary, (EQAS Technologist)
Ms. Bibha Chaudhari, (EQAS Technologist)