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MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT DETAILS

General Information about the department

 Teaching faculty

 Non teaching faculty

 Services

 Academic Activities

 Research Activities

 

 

1. General Information about the department:

  Department of Microbiology started in the year 2006 provides academic, research and diagnostic facilities in field of Microbiology.

  Infrastructure: Our department has got equipped with infrastructure as per NMC guidelines. Department got equipped service laboratories for bacteriology, serology, mycology, parasitology, virology and immunology along with central laboratory. For teaching purposes, our department has got equipped demonstration rooms, lecture halls, practical hall, departmental library, museum and a research lab for students.

  Our Department provides teaching facilities to MBBS students, Nursing Students, DMLT, DOTT students since 2006. Since 2014 our department was recognized for PG (MD, Microbiology) admission by MCI. Our department is looking after Central research laboratory of our institute as well.

  We provide microbiology investigation facilities in bacteriology, serology, mycology, parasitology in our departmental and as well as central laboratory in HIMS teaching hospital. Our department actively participates in national programmes like RNTCP, malaria eradication programme, NACO, etc Our department housing IDSP referral laboratory under Integrated disease surveillance programme since 2011 and VRDL laboratory recognized by Department of Health Research (DHR) since 2016 .

  VRDL lab situated in our department is involved in diagnosis and research in field of virology. Our VRDL lab is authorized by central government and ICMR for diagnosis of Arbovirus, Influenza virus and Covid – 19 virus infections. Centre is also recognized and nodal centre for Measles Rubella programme by WHO. VRDL managed by MD, Microbiologist and equipped with advanced equipments for serological and molecular biological tests.

  IDSP referral lab functioning in our department is providing services to 3 districts – Hassan , Mangalore and Kodagu. Lab is managed by MD, Microbiologist as nodal officer along with 2 laboratory technicians. Lab is involved in infection out break surveillance and proficiency testing of district laboratories.

  Department of Microbiology is also involved in many patient care and infection control activities like monitoring of central sterile supply department, hospital infection control committee activities and antibiotic stewardship programme. Our department is also actively participating in quality improvement activities such as Kayakalp programme, NQAS certification programme, NABH / NABL accreditation programme.

  Department Standards/Practice ; Academic activities in the department are as per National Medical Council and RGUHS guidelines. The laboratories operate as per standards of organizations such as Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute CLSI / WHO / ICMR / NCDC / NACO / NABL . Our department strictly adheres to internal quality control programme. WE have enrolled for EQAS with CMC, Vellore / NIV, Pune and NCDC, New Dehli. Departmental policies, processes and procedures are developed based on needs revealed by patient demographics, advances in the industry, changes in regulations, inspection reports, and deficiencies or inadequacies identified in current processes.

 

2. Staffing plan

           All the staffs are appointed as per NMC guidelines. Ongoing changes in work load used to modify the department’s staffing levels to adjust to changes in work load. Staffing is sufficient to assure that assigned functions are completed, patient and employee safety and the integrity of results is maintained.

* Teaching faculty

Sl.No

Name

Qualification

Designation

1

Dr. Venkatesha D.T.

MBBS,MD

Prof & HOD

2

Dr. Sreedhara H.G.

MBBS,MD

Associate Professor

3

Dr. Sharath Kumar Shetty

MSc (Med)

Assistant Professor

4

Dr. Gayathree L.

MBBS,MD

Assistant Professor

5

Mr. Mohan N.K.

MSc (Med)

Tutor

6

Dr. Elizabeth Antony

MBBS,MD

Tutor

7

Dr. Deepak N.

MBBS

Tutor

8

Dr. Adithyanarayana B.

MBBS

Tutor

9

Dr. Chaya M.

MBBS

Tutor

10

Dr. M.S. Sandeep

MBBS

Tutor

11

Dr. Navyashree  G.V.

MBBS

Tutor

 

  * Non teaching faculty

Sl.No

Name

Designation

1.

Mr. Zakir Hussain

Laboratory Technologist

2.

Mr. Ramegowda B R

Laboratory Technologist

3.

Mr. Sathish N.L

Laboratory Technologist

4.

Mr  Nataraj T

Laboratory Technologist

5.

Mr. Vijay kumar patil

Laboratory Technologist

6.

Mr. Anil M S

Laboratory Technologist

7.

Mrs. Hemanna

Laboratory Technologist

8.

Mrs. Shailashree

Laboratory Technologist

9.

Mrs. Naseema

Laboratory Technologist

10

Mrs. Rukmini. P L

Laboratory Technologist

11

Mrs. Leelavathi K.V

Clerk

12

Mr. Gopal

Attender

13

Mrs. Savitha T C

Attender

14

Mrs. Vasantha                           

Attender

15

Mr. Kumar

Attender

 

 * VRDL staff

Sl.

no.

Name

Qualification

Designation

1

Dr. Chethan Sharma G.

MSc, Phd (Vet)

Research Scientist – I (Medical)

2

Dr. Manjunath Chavadi

MSc, Phd (Biotech)

Research Scientist-I

(Non-Medical)

3

Ms. Shailaja

MSc (Micro)

Research Assistant

4

Ms. Meenakshi M.P.

BSc, DMLT

Laboratory Technologist

5

Mrs. Kumari  K.

BSc, DMLT

Laboratory Technologist

 

3.  Scope of services (pls include specialty clinics, outreach programmes, any other services etc.)

Department Mission ; The scope of services of the Department of Microbiology clinical Laboratory is defined by analytical workload present in the Laboratory, and by the needs of the patients as a whole and individually. The department enables healthcare professionals to accurately diagnose patients' conditions and to monitor progress while under therapy. 

         The Department of Microbiology provides a wide array of testing and other services to HIMS teaching hospital patients covering Hassan and neighboring districts. While testing requiring technology not available within the hospital network, it will be forwarded to accredited reference laboratories approved by the medical staff. 

Services Provided: The Department of Microbiology provides both academic and diagnostic services.

Clinical microbiology laboratory services for hospital inpatients and outpatients, clinic and other non-hospital patients, and private healthcare providers. Diagnostic services provided in Microbiology service laboratories (working hours ; 9 am to 4 pm) and central laboratory (working hours ; 24 hours )

 

* Services provided in Microbiology laboratory

Sl.No

Microbiology/ Bacteriology

1

Aerobic bacterial culture and sensitivity on various samples like urine, sputum , swabs , pus, stool, body fluids , blood etc

2

Aerobic culture of blood by automated system ; BACTEC

3

Culture to diagnose hospital acquired infections like catheter tip culture, ET tube , dialysis fluid etc

4

Aerobic and anaerobic culture for environmental surveillance ; surface, air , water samples

 

Serology

1

Rapid tests for HBsAg, HCV, HIV,VDRL, RA, ASLO, CRP, WIDAL

2

Turbidometry for CRP

3

ELISA for HBsAg, HCV,HIV

 

Mycology

1

Fungal culture on various samples like urine, sputum , swabs , pus , body fluids etc

2

KOH mount for skin scrapings, Nail clippings and Hair shafts.

3

Lacto phenol cotton blue mount for Fungal cultures

 

Parasitology

1

Saline wet mount and Iodine wet mount for Ova, cyst, larvae and trophozoites in stool samples.

2

JSB / Giemsa / Leishman staining for malarial parasites , Filariasis and other haemoparasites

3.

Rapid serological test for Malaria

 

Microscopy

1

Gram stain , ZN stain , Albert stain , JSB stain, Giemsa stain , Leishman stain

2

Hanging drop preparation , Saline / Iodine mount

 

Others

 

Skin test: Mantoux test

 

Immunological tests; ANA profile

 

Environmental surveillance ; Culture of  OT swabs , Air samples , water samples, dialysis fluid , RO water , biological indicators for sterilization

 

* Services provided by Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

        Sl.

no.

 

    Tests available

1

 

ELISA (Antibody detection ) for Measles, Rubella, Dengue, Chikungunya, Rota virus, Covid – 19 ,  Japanese encephalitis

2

ELISA (Antigen detection ) for Dengue

3

RT-PCR  for SARS Covid -2, Influenza Virus –H1N1

4

Conventional PCR for Dengue, Measles, Rubella

 

* Services Provided by IDSP referral laboratory:

Sl.

No.

Tests available

1

ELISA (Antibody detection ) for Mumps, Chicken pox,  Leptospira, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E

2

Rapid tests ; Brucellosis (RBPT) , Weil -Felix test

3

Diagnosis of food poisoning

4

Culture and sensitivity for Salmonella , Shigella , Brucella , Vibrio, Diphtheria

5

Diagnosis of any other local infection out breaks

 

4. Academic Activities

*Teaching programme

For the month of

Sl No

UG (numbers/--month)

PG(numbers/--month)

Seminars

01

08

Journal club

01

04

Guest lectures

01

01

Case presentations

01

04

Any others, specify.

-

-

 

*CME / Workshops conducted :

Sl.no

Title

Date

Level (regional/national/ international

Credit points

1.

Arboviral infections prevalent in India

28.02.2018

Regional

-

*Conferences conducted :

Sl.

no

Title

Date

Level (regional/national/ international

Credit points

 

NIL

 

 

 

 

5. Research Activities

* Publications of the faculty and students

Sl.

No

Publication in Vancouver style

National/

International

1

Venkatesha DT, Gayathree L. Hospital based study of malarial species in a tertiary health care center, Hassan, Karnataka. Journal of International Medicine and Dentistry. 2015; 2(2):93-96.

 

International

2

Venkatesha D.T. Gayathree .L. Hospital based sero diagnostic study of Hepatitis  B virus   in a tertiary care Hospital. International Journal of Science and Research. 2319-7064:1015-1017.

International

3

Sharath Kumar Shetty, Venkatesha D.T. Sunil.P. Rao. Subbannayya.K. Hemolysin and serum resistance among ESBL producing Extra intestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from a tertiary care Hospital. International Journal of current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 2016;5 (1);1 -7.

International

4

Divya.SK, Sreedhara HG, Hirannaiah CR, Mohan NK. Seroepidemiological study of  leptospirosis among clinically suspected cases.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences.2017 6(3);134-141.

International

5

 Ashwini.D, Gayathree.L, Venkatesha DT Profile of bacterial isolates in neonatal sepsis and their drug resistance pattern in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Science and Research. 2017; 6 (5); 994-998.

International

6

Sumangala.V, Venkatesha DT, Chennaveerappa PK, Gayathree.L. Role of Gene Xpert MTB/RIF  assay for early diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in people living with HIV. Journal of International Medicine and Dentistry. 4 (2); 56-60.

International

7

Elizabeth antony, Gayathree L, Neonatal septicemia due to enterococci species and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern in tertiary care hospital, Hassan. Indian Journal of Microbiology Research 2020-vol.7(2) :199-202

National

8

Sreedhara H.G,Mohan N.K. Molecular epidemiology of vibrio cholerae causing out breaks and sporadic cholera in and around Hassan district and its antibiotic susceptibility pattern International journal of medical microbiology and tropical diseases.2019:5(1):41-46.

International

 

* Research Projects (ongoing and completed):

Sl

 no

Title of the project

Name & Designation of the Principal investigator

1

2

3.

 

Nil

 

 

* Conference presentations :

Sl no

Title of the presentation

Details of the conference

Name & Designation of the Presenter

1

 

Study on Mupirocin and inducible Clindamycin resistance in clinical isolates of MRSA from tertiary care center, Hassan.

Microbiology State Conference February 2020

 Dr. Elizabeth Antony

2.

Profile of bacterial isolates in neonatal sepsis and their drug resistance pattern in a tertiary care hospital

IAMM 21st Annual Conference

Dr. Ashwini Dande

3.

Etiology and antibiotic resistance patterns of community acquired urinary tract infections a tertiary care hospital, Hassan.

IAMM 20th  Annual Conference

Dr. Ashwini Dande

4.

Aerobic bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of pus isolates in a tertiary care centre Hassan.

Poster at State level IAMM-KC Chapter MMCRI, Mysuru 2017

Dr. Ashwini Dande

 

* Dissertations :

Sl.No

Title

Name of the student

Name of the guide

1.

Bacteriological study of acute exacerbation of COPD with special reference to history of tobacco smoking and biomarkers of inflammation

Dr. Divya S.K.

Dr. Sreedhara H.G.

2.

 Evaluation of antibiotic sensitivity and bacteriological profile in urinary tract infection in patients with diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital , Hassan.

Dr. Rashmi B.K

Dr. Venkatesha D.T.

3.

Comparative study of aerobic bacterial isolates in superficial swab and deep tissue  biopsy cultures among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic ulcers

Dr. Sumangala V.

Dr. Venkatesh D.T.

4.

Microbial study of catheter associated urinary tract infections in surgical ward patients in tertiary care hospital, Hassan.

Dr. Ashwini Dande

Dr. Gayathree L

5.

Study of aerobic bacterial profile in chronic suppurative otitis media and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern.

Dr. Elizabeth Antony

Dr. Sreedhara H.G.

 

6. Notice board

 Bacteriology Laboratory

 

Central Diagnostic Laboratory

 

Virology and Molecular Biology Laboratories

    

 

Immunology laboratory

 

Museum

 

CME's Conducted by Department

    

 

Exhibition Conducted by Department

 

 

Last Updated: 16-08-2021 10:35 AM Updated By: Admin


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