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General Departments

Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms', which are defined as any living organism that is either a single cell (unicellular), a cell cluster, or has no cells at all (acellular). This includes eukaryotes, such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes. Viruses and prions, though not strictly classed as living organisms, are also studied. Microbiology typically includes the study of the immune system, or Immunology. Generally, immune systems interact with pathogenic microbes; these two disciplines often intersect which is why many colleges offer a paired degree such as "Microbiology and Immunology".

Microbiology is a broad term which includes virology, mycology, parasitology, bacteriology, immunology and other branches. A microbiologist is a specialist in microbiology and these related topics.

Microbiology is actively researched, and the field is advancing continuously. It is estimated that only about one percent of the microorganisms present in a given environmental sample are culturable and the number of bacterial cells and species on Earth is still not possible to be determined, recent estimates indicate that it can be extremely high (5 Exp 30 cells on Earth, unknown number of species). Although microbes were directly observed over three hundred years ago, the precise determination, quantitation and description of its functions is far to be complete, given the overwhelming diversity detected by genetic and culture-independent means.

  • Microbiological (bacterial, fungal, protozoan, parasitic and viral) diagnosis of human infections and infectious diseases.
  • Testing of antimicrobial agents against micro-organisms from clinical specimens, and advice on antimicrobial therapy.
  • Advice on the prevention of infections by prophylactic measures (antibiotics, vaccines and immunoglobulin therapy).
  • The prevention and control of cross-infections.
  • Advice on antisepses, disinfection and sterilisation.
  • The investigation of outbreaks in collaboration with the consultant for communicable disease control and environmental health officers.
  • The investigation of environmental specimens (eg food, water).

Utilisation Indices & Statistics

    Out-Patient Services

  • Days and Timing of OPD - By Appt
  • Appointment Facility - Available
  • Workload per month - 20

    In-Patient Services

  • Availability of beds for the Speciality - Yes
  • Nurse Patient ratio - 1:6
  • Resident Doctor available - Yes
  • Emergency Services for the Speciality - Available

Staffing

    Consultant

  • Total number of consultant - 01

    Nursing Staff

  • Total number of staff nurses - 04

 

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