Director of the Medical Laboratory of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Dr. Pheona Mohamed-Rambaran was presented last Thursday with a Certificate of Compliance with the GYS 170 standard from Guyana National Bureau of Standards Technical Officer 2, Rodlyn Semple.
This certification is a requirement of the Health Facilities Licensing Act of 2007, a press release from the hospital stated.
The medical laboratory at GPHC has been re-certified for seven consecutive years as it continues to maintain a quality management system which fulfils the “general requirements for the operation of a laboratory” and it is one of six medical laboratories in Guyana that has been certified.
The certificate highlights the commitment of the laboratory to provide quality testing to their customers. Moreover, it covers the microbiology and haematology, including blood compatibility and biochemistry sections of the laboratory.
The certification exercise was attended by Minister of Health Dr. Leslie Ramsammy who congratulated the laboratory staff for their efforts.
He encouraged them to expand their scope of testing and urged them also to work towards achieving a centre of excellence.
Dr. Mohamed-Rambaran expressed gratitude to her staff for their hard work which led to this re-certification and she also thanked Chief Executive Officer at GPHC, Michael Khan for the role he has played in ensuring that the lab reaches the desired standard in order to obtain the certificate.