World over, approximately 41% of the disease burden and 26% of deaths is attributed to infectious disease.  

With emerging and remerging infections, microbes increasing drug resistance, international travel bringing exotic diseases to our doorstep fears of bio-terrorism increasing zoonotic diseases, infectious disease has become the concern of the whole world. 

This is where the department of Microbiology has a major role to play as this menace of infection can be effectively combated only by a coordinated interdisciplinary approach.

Towards this end our Department in A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences is well equipped to handle routine hospital work emergencies and also community and hospital outbreaks if any. 

We have a dedicated, efficient team of clinical microbiologists and well trained technical staff manning the lab which has state of art automated equipment like E-CLIA, PCR and automated blood culture systems to aid us in diagnostic work.  We keep ourselves constantly updated with the latest concerns and information on infectious diseases so as to be ready for any exigencies. 

Besides running good Serology, Bacteriology and a NABL accredited PCR labs which are regularly upgraded, the microbiology department is an integral part of Hospital infection control and Antibiotic steward ship programs also.

We regularly conduct CMEs and guest lectures on clinical related topics and current topics of concern in infectious diseases. We involve ourselves whole heartedly in teaching and to aid us in this, we have a full-fledged museum and library. We are also involved in research together with the Research department.

We are constantly working together with clinical departments so as to enable them to treat the infectious diseases with Microbiological evidence and we also aid them in deciding on the appropriate choice of antimicrobials.

Microbiology is not about bench work anymore.  With the latest technology, it has moved from the lab to the patient bedside enabling holistic care to the patients with coordination and integration between the treating physicians and the microbiologists.

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