The Department of Pathology supports the common vision of MGIMS to provide accessible, affordable and appropriate health care to the rural population and to train young doctors in the community oriented approach towards medical care.
This vision reflects our commitment to excellence in:
- Providing affordable state-of-the-art service to the rural populace
- Training and teaching Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students
- Clinical and Basic Research appropriate to local needs
The diagnostic services by the laboratories provide comprehensive support to the clinicians in MGIMS. The laboratories employ experienced staff. They are equipped with state of the art equipment to enable the provision of a robust and reliable daily diagnostic service. The majority of tests are performed in-house, completed and reported on the day of receipt.
The Department of Pathology has the following sections:
Histopathology: This section is equipped with the state-of- the-art automated tissue processors, microtomes, microwave oven, knife sharpeners and cryostat. Facilities for histochemistry and immunohistochemistry are also available.
Cytology: The Cytology Section has been accredited by the Indian Association of Cytologists since 2004. Interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies, fluids and cervical smears is done. This year the department has added liquid based cytology for gynecological and non-gynecological samples.
Hematology: The Hematology section is equipped with two 18-parameter automated blood cell counters and a coagulometer. It carries out all routine and specialized hematology investigations. A coagulation lab and facilities to conduct serological tests for hepatitis B and pregnancy tests are available.
Clinical Pathology OPD: This section is equipped with two 18-parameter automated cell counters and performs routine hematology and investigations on fluids including urine in outpatients.
Blood Bank: It meets all requirements of whole blood and blood components for the entire hospital. All collections are voluntary and there is in-house facility of screening blood for five blood-transfusable infections. The blood bank offers free services to patients of thalassemia/p>
Research Laboratory: The Department has the facilities of an advanced 3-laser, 6-colour, 8-parameter flow cytometer for immunophenotyping, fluorescence microscope and ELISA readers and washers.
The Departments of Pathology has been nominated under the “Labs for Life” project of CDC, NACO and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). “Labs for Life” is a three year partnership initiative of the MOHFW and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the quality of laboratory services, effectiveness and efficiency of public health laboratories under MOHFW.
The Department imparts comprehensive education in Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our efforts focus on developing critical thinkers with strong problem solving skills and promote lifelong learning skills. The resident program is designed to train and produce pathologists with both technical competence and intellectual depth.
Faculty is trained in medical education and uses interactive methods of teaching including case based learning, group discussions and tutorials. Faculty also undertakes educational research projects regularly. Regular feedback is obtained from students to improve the quality of teaching.
The Department of Pathology is engaged in clinical and basic disease related research. The Department runs a Rural Population based Cancer Registry of Wardha district with financial assistance from ICMR. It also conducts research projects in collaboration with ICMR, NIH and IARC.