KR Hospital gets new centralised blood test lab

KR Hospital gets new centralised blood test lab

Now, people visiting KR Hospital of the Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute, considered as the referral hospital for the people from Mysuru, Hassan, Chamarajanagar and Mandya districts, need not wait for hours together to get their blood test reports.

As the blood testing laboratory in the hospital has been upgraded with a centralised system, its capacity has increased. Now, as many as 1,200 blood tests can be taken up during a day, while it was only 300, earlier.

With the new initiative, the blood test reports reach the respective doctors much earlier than before. Now, it is possible to attend to more number of cases. The doctors can accelerate their services with the use of the modern facility.

Single-window system

The new system is also a boon to the patients. Earlier, the patients were forced to provide blood samples at different departments, such as microbiology, biochemistry and pathology. But now, all departments are being connected with the laboratory and a single-window system has been introduced to collect blood samples and to dispatch the reports.

Earlier, the patients were made to wait for more than half a day for the reports, sometimes even for days. But, now, the reports are available within two hours. Due to the long waiting time to get the blood reports, there was a delay in the patients availing treatment.

The doctors collect a blood sample at one place and after the tests, the report will be updated to the respective department. Automatic machines perform the blood tests from 8 am to 8 pm, every day. A software has been developed for the purpose and the inpatient department, outpatient department and emergency unit have been linked to the laboratory. The doctors and nurses treating a patient can avail the report through computer systems, said Dr Rajeshkumar.

The laboratory offers services to inpatients from 8 am to 10 pm and for outpatients, the service will be provided till 5 pm. Blood tests will be done even during night hours only for emergency cases. The reports will be updated to the system only after verification by the doctors.

Umesh, a visitor to the hospital, said that the new initiative will help the patients to get treatment on time and the single-window system has reduced the burden on the family members of the patients. The service should be provided round the clock, he said.

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