Overview

Pathology

Department of Pathology Started in 1993

Department Medicine

List of Faculty

  • 04 Resident Pathologists, 11 Demonstrators

Overview

The Department of Pathology was established in October 1992 under the dynamic leadership of Prof Harsh Mohan, a renowned Pathologist and an excellent teacher. After putting in 22 years of dedicated service he superannuated in 2015. Over the years the department has been providing investigative services, teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department has various subspecialties like Histopathology, Autopsy, Cytopathology, Hematology and Clinical Pathology. The department is catering to the demands of all the medical and surgical specialities of the hospital. It also receives specimens from Govt. Multispeciality Hospital Sector 16, other government hospitals and nearby private hospitals.

Histopathology: The histopathology lab is fully automated and in addition to routine techniques, intra-operative frozen sections and immunohistochemistry are also done for diagnostic work.

Cytopathology: The FNA clinic is run thrice a week in the hospital premises. US guided and CT guided fine needle aspirations are performed in collaboration with the radiologists. The samples of exfoliative cytology including Pap smears are received daily in the department.

Autopsy Pathology: Histopathologic examination of the viscera of all the medico-legal autopsies of the Union Territory is done in the department. Neonatal autopsies referred by Gynaecologists and Pediatricians of GMCH are also routinely done.

Hematology: This section includes both Hematology and Clinical Pathology. Special hematology tests like bone marrow examination, electrophoresis and flow cytometry are also done. There is a 24 hour running Emergency laboratory for indoor and emergency patients in the hospital.
 

Services
The department has started a post graduate research lab. In addition, range of various immunohistochemical stains have been added which now help in further making a more specfic diagnosis. For better services a fully Automated Tissue Processor, a semi-automated stainer and a Cryostat have been added.

 

I Histopathology 2018 2019 Upto Sept.2020

 

Surgical Pathology

13041

13807

4299

  Post Mortem 598 613 399
  Neonatal Autopsy 08 04 01
II Cytopathology  

 

 
  Aspiration 3473 3536 920
  Exfoliative Cytology 2639 2460 876
  Pap Smears 4016 4826 1020
III Haematology      
 

Routine Haemogram

1487950

1517569 663655
 

Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy

325/325

228/228 122/122
 

Coagulation

161043

304049 124433
 

Special Haematology

4312

15815 3367
IV Clinical Pathology  
 
   
 

Urine R/E

135413

181470 59202
 

Semen

365

456 89
 

CSF & Body Fluids

5220

11692 6028

Teaching & Training

Post graduate course: The department of Pathology was amongst one of the first departments of the college to start MD in the year 2001. Initially 3 students were admitted annually and currently the number has been increased to 6 per year. The department runs an extensive training program for the residents that include tutorials, journal reviews, seminars, gross and slide discussions and clinico-pathological biopsy rounds. Till date 46 students have been awarded MD Pathology degree.

Under graduate courses:

MBBS: Teaching is provided to 100 students during 3rd to 5th semester. In addition to the didactic lectures many interactive sessions like seminars and tutorials are held regularly so as to clear all the theoretical as well as practical aspects of the subject. Latest microscopes and audio-visual equipment are used for teachings.

BSc MLT: The Pathology department coordinates BSc MLT course which was started in year 2008. The senior lab technicians help the doctors in training of the students.

Paramedical courses: Classes for other paramedical courses like Physiotherapy, BSc Nursing, BSc X-ray, OT techniques and Optometry are taken by the faculty and residents of the department. The students of MLT vocational training are posted in the department as a part of their internship training.

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