Georgetown Hospital lab certified for 7th consecutive year

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.

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