DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Introduction:

Department of Microbiology was incorporated in Government Medical College, Akola in 2002 as one of the second year subject with the aim of providing quality education to undergraduate and patient care. The department is permitted by MCI for the Postgraduate M. D. Microbiology course since 2014.The department if affiliated with MUHS, Nashik for the PG-DMLT and BPMT-Laboratory technician courses. The department has eight service laboratories for Bacteriology (Aerobic and anaerobic), Mycobacteriology including CBNAAT, Parasitology, Mycology, Immunology Including CD4, Serology, Virology.

Department has conducted the Maharashtra Chapter State conference of Microbiology under Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (IAMM) in 2009.

Department was host for the Vidharba level Undergraduate Quiz – for two times. Department also participates in national programmes which includes National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme(NVBDCP), Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), Integrated diseases Control Programme (IDSP),we are State Reference Laboratory (SRL) under National Aids Control Organisation(NACO).

Department participates in EQAS of IAMM and For CD4 and HIV under National Reference Laboratories. The department has staff as required for Post Graduates in accordance of MCI i.e. One Professor and Head, 2 Associate Professors, 3 Assistant Professors and 4 Tutors.

The department provides basic training in Microbiology to undergraduates, postgraduates, PG-DMLTs and BPMT. The department also regularly conducts training and workshops for health care workers for biomedical waste management, Infection control and any emerging infectious diseases. Under state reference laboratory (SRL) quarterly training programmes are arranged for technical officers and Laboratory technicians. The staff of the department are giving their expertise in public health as Rapid task force member, Death audit, Vaccine related complications, Training the Malaria department etc. Department also actively involved in laboratory investigations for clinical diagnosis in patient care and undertakes research activities.

The department caters patients not only from Akola, but also from Buldhana, Washim and Amravati districts under various national programmes.

Mission:
The undergraduate student at the end of one and half years should be able to:
  • State the aetiology, pathogenesis and methods of laboratory diagnosis and apply that knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of communicable diseases caused by microorganisms.
  • Understand commensal, opportunistic and pathogenic organisms of human body and describe host parasite relationship.
  • Know and describe the pathogenesis of diseases caused by microorganisms.
  • State the sources and modes of transmission of pathogenic and opportunistic micro-organisms including knowledge of insect vectors and their role in transmission of infectious diseases.
  • Choose appropriate laboratory investigations required for clinical diagnosis.
  • The postgraduate student at the end of the course shall be able to:
  • State and explain the clinical features, aetiology, pathogenesis and methods of laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases and apply that knowledge in the treatment, prevention and control of communicable diseases caused by micro-organisms.
  • State and explain the principles of immunity and immunological phenomenon which help to understand the pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
  • Establish and practice "laboratory medicine" for diagnosis of infectious diseases in hospitals and community in the field of bacteriology, parasitology, virology, mycology, serology and immunology in the light of clinical findings.
  • Organize the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the community.
  • Understand and practice the principle of prevention and control of health care associated infections and rational antibiotic policy
  • State the recent advances in the field of Medical Microbiology and apply this knowledge in understanding aetiopathogenesis and diagnosis of diseases caused by micro-organisms
  • Carry out fundamental or applied research in the branches of medicine involving microbiological work.
Vision:
As a teaching institute we are committed to train the students both undergraduates and postgraduates so that they become competent, skilful, ethical, knowledgeable and on whom a society can rely.
  • We prepare our undergraduate students by providing the knowledge of infectious diseases in order to deal with the etiology, pathogenesis, pathogenicity, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of these infections and infectious diseases. Our postgraduate student is trained so as to
  • Recognize the health needs of the community and carry out professional obligations ethically in keeping with the objectives of the national health policy.
  • Master most of the competencies, pertaining to medical diagnostic microbiology that are required to be practiced at the secondary and tertiary levels of the health care delivery system;
  • To be aware of the contemporary advances and developments in the field of medical and diagnostic Microbiology
  • To acquire the spirit of scientific inquiry and is oriented to the principles of research methodology and epidemiology
  • To acquire the basic skills of teaching of the medical and paramedical professionals

Functions and Objectives:

  • Plan and interpret laboratory investigations for diagnosis of infectious diseases and correlate the clinical manifestations with the etiological agent.
  • Identify common infectious agents with the help of laboratory procedure; acquire knowledge of antimicrobial agents, use of antimicrobial sensitivity tests to select suitable antimicrobial agents for treatment.
  • Perform simple laboratory tests, which help to arrive at rapid diagnosis.
  • To be conversant with proper methods of collection, storage and transport of clinical material for microbiological investigations.
  • Understand the principles of immunology and its application in the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases including immunization schedule, acquire knowledge of the scope of immunotherapy and different vaccines available for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Understand methods of disinfection and sterilization and their application to control and prevent hospital and community acquired infections including universal biosafety precautions and waste disposal.
  • Recommend laboratory investigations regarding bacteriological examination of food, water, milk and air.
  • The student should be well equipped with the knowledge of prevalent communicable diseases of national importance and of the newer emerging pathogens

Organization structure & Chart:
Dean, Government Medical College, Akola.
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Akola.
Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology
Teaching Staff Non-teaching Staff
One – Professor Three- Technician
Two –Associate Professors Four- Technical assistant
Four - Tutors One-Store Keeper cum record clerk
One- Junior resident 3 One-Steno typist/Computer Operator
Two- Junior resident 2 Two-Sweepers
Two- Junior resident 1 State Reference Lab
One-Technical officer
One- Laboratory technician
  CBNAAT
One- Technician
  ICTC
Two-Technician
Two-Counsellor

Awards & Achievements
Poster presentation
( Dr.Apurva Parate)
Pneumonia due to Empedobacter brevis, a case report XX Maharashtra Chapter Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, 19-21 September, 2014
Poster presentation
( Dr.Apurva Parate)
Study of malaria cases by rapid diagnostic test (rdt) at government medical college and hospital, Akola XXI Maharashtra Chapter Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
Syndicate seminar- First Prize
( Dr.Apurva Parate)
Hepatitis E virus VAMM, 29 march, 2016
MET PPT presentation- Third Prize
( Dr.Apurva Parate)
Hepatitis E virus MET unit, Nagpur 5 April, 2016
Poster presentation
(Dr.Poojashri Sharma)
Title- Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection in Indoor patients of a tertiary care hospital XXI Maharashtra Chapter Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists

Department of Microbiology participation show both responsibility and ability to work alongside others. Awards are another strong academic achievements. Post graduate students of Department of Microbiology continue to excel. Here are some achievements from the past years.



Monthly Abstract of Investigations in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory ( 2014 )

Month Bacteriology Mycology Mycobacte-riologyM’scopy Serology Parasitology Total
Immunology  Virology Widal VDRL Stool ova & Cyst PS for MP Rapid Malaria
Aerobic Anaero-bic KOH SDA ASO RA CRP CD4 Deng-ue Chigun-gunya HBs Ag HIV SRL
M’scopy C & S RCM
Jan-14 110 110 302 1 1 283 6 0 41 455 21 21 634 945 185 573 223 6 663 8 4588
Feb-14 79 79 372 2 2 252 7 40 41 333 2 2 527 750 0 549 206 0 178 17 3438
Mar-14 108 108 262 3 3 260 11 43 39 441 4 4 589 744 0 573 235 3 658 46 4134
Apr-14 106 106 285 1 1 305 12 39 28 229 39 39 598 830 208 764 209 10 526 97 4432
May-14 92 92 412 3 3 279 10 70 73 268 51 51 633 791 0 883 310 6 547 92 4666
Jun-14 86 86 266 2 2 188 12 58 57 639 27 27 785 890 0 964 268 0 513 110 4980
Jul-14 134 134 346 4 4 207 16 49 42 344 14 14 777 873 187 796 285 5 508 71 4810
Aug-14 104 104 255 3 3 233 17 69 64 503 49 49 703 907 0 1106 321 0 689 136 5315


Monthly Abstract of Investigations in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory ( 2013 )
Month Bacteriology Mycology Mycobacte-riologyM’scopy Serology Parasitology Total
Immunology  Virology Widal VDRL Stool ova & Cyst PS for MP Rapid Malaria
Aerobic Anaero-bic KOH SDA ASO RA CRP CD4 Deng-ue Chigun-gunya HBs Ag HIV SRL
M’scopy C & S RCM
Jan-13 117 117 235 36 36 490 12 57 46 260 10 10 531 880 347 733 571 3 44 44 4579
Feb-13 84 84 161 5 5 430 13 46 33 271 2 2 569 901 501 960 220 5 42 42 4376
Mar-13 131 131 264 4 4 506 20 58 27 476 6 6 665 783 370 912 204 1 82 82 4732
Apr-13 122 122 336 1 1 498 21 57 54 434 15 15 654 794 1426 914 215 1 113 113 5906
May-13 104 104 206 2 2 508 27 48 63 373 7 7 570 783 278 631 197 5 539 539 4993
Jun-13 114 114 365 0 0 344 25 55 45 513 9 6 644 31 0 508 231 4 345 345 3698
Jul-13 105 105 297 0 0 508 17 35 46 332 16 0 272 922 261 833 286 4 574 574 5187
Aug-13 113 113 387 0 0 492 14 33 49 437 25 0 662 815 0 1142 306 3 46 46 4683
Sep-13 73 73 416 0 0 456 6 9 12 353 38 38 709 922 0 1177 277 2 64 64 4689
Oct-13 111 111 305 0 0 318 3 8 8 615 51 0 632 751 156 1003 271 4 53 53 4453
Nov-13 95 95 304 0 0 465 10 31 32 376 56 27 662 702 0 1112 311 3 44 44 4369
Dec-13 72 72 356 0 0 415 11 12 65 390 27 27 730 968 30 696 269 1 37 37 4215
Total 1241 1241 3632 48 48 5430 179 449 480 4830 262 138 7300 9252 3369 10621 3358 36 1983 1983 55880
Monthly Abstract of Investigations in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory ( 2012 )
Month Bacteriology Mycology Mycobacte-riologyM’scopy Serology Parasitology Total
Immunology  Virology Widal VDRL Stool ova & Cyst PS for MP Rapid Malaria
Aerobic Anaero-bic KOH SDA ASO RA CRP CD4 Deng-ue Chigun-gunya HBs Ag HIV SRL
M’scopy C & S RCM
Jan-12 106 106 208 2 2 512 20 45 45 349 28 28 448 1011 175 375 242 3 582 106 4393
Feb-12 109 109 184 1 1 582 20 45 56 346 10 10 411 1070 0 477 270 3 587 57 4348
Mar-12 122 122 176 2 2 612 24 37 53 302 12 12 508 918 0 566 246 7 586 50 4357
Apr-12 129 129 206 1 1 440 75 42 56 281 9 9 463 971 81 534 198 3 422 139 4189
May-12 120 120 207 0 0 568 90 36 70 291 8 8 533 967 2 639 265 1 443 189 4557
Jun-12 113 113 316 2 2 460 41 46 56 325 2 0 393 940 0 563 159 2 493 89 4115
Jul-12 89 89 277 0 0 492 42 38 60 376 11 0 430 975 118 509 173 5 606 99 4389
Aug-12 101 101 252 1 1 466 17 49 46 313 94 74 514 787 0 1035 197 2 723 138 4911
Sep-12 116 116 255 2 2 560 36 51 54 424 106 74 494 880 1 1429 186 2 596 203 5587
Oct-12 109 109 204 0 0 472 14 64 59 427 6 22 560 1025 168 1238 180 1 1047 126 5831
Nov-12 101 101 139 0 0 460 6 55 39 389 56 56 491 921 1 766 168 3 736 131 4619
Dec-13 108 108 243 1 2 482 20 68 39 411 68 68 478 998 27 529 224 2 77 77 4030
Total 1323 1323 2667 12 13 6106 405 576 633 4234 410 361 5723 11463 573 8660 2508 34 6898 1404 55326
201 Daily 7.56 7.56 15.24 0.07 0.07 34.89 2.31 3.29 3.62 24.19 2.34 2.06 32.70 65.50 3.27 49.49 14.33 0.19 39.42 5.11 201.19

  • List of Publications in the Department of Microbiology : [ Download ]
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