Medical Labs Trainings

MELAP – ONLINE PROGRAMS

Date: 17-18 November 2021
Program : Molecular Diagnostics in COVID 19

Time for both days: 09:30am-01:30pm
Fee – Rs 4000/- all inclusive

Registration link for Molecular Diagnostic in COVID 19 :
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For detailed information, please contact :

Ms Tripti-9958697309
Dr Jain -9810492621

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Global Services Conclave

Global Services Conclave 2021 – India Serves: Exploring Potential Growth Sectors Beyond IT/ITes

Global Services Conclave 2021
“India Serves: Exploring Potential Growth Sectors Beyond IT/ITes”
10.00 AM-4.30 PM, Tuesday, 9th November 2021
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

The service sector has invited considerable interest among policymakers for its larger contribution to global output, contributing almost more than three-fifths of global GDP and about half of the employment opportunities across the world.

India’s service sector is no exception to the global service composition as its share is over 60 per cent of the national output. India has emerged as a global hub for the supply of various services, and today India exports over $200 billion of services annually, which contribute to 7% of India’s GDP. Services account for 54 per cent of India’s Gross Value Added (GVA) and account for more than 40 per cent of India’s total global exports. Services exports lead directly to the employment of approximately 2.6 crores people in India while leading to indirect employment as well.

Despite the pandemic, the sector has shown immense resilience and services exports stood at $ 206 billion in 2020-21 showing a decline of only 3 per cent. Throughout the decade (2010 to 2021) the CAGR of the services sector has been 6%. Based on trends and present performance of the sector SEPC has projected a target of $250 bn for services exports in the FY 2021-22 and a target of US$ 1 trillion including IT and ITES by 2030 as suggested by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

In the above context, SEPC is organising its first Global Services Conclave on 9th Nov 2021 which will be an annual feature of SEPC henceforth.

The Conclave will focus on deliberations and discussions to create a roadmap to achieve the projected target. While there will be talks on key service sectors, the focus will be on capacity building, enhancing competitiveness, MSME support, creating jobs, policy recommendations and more.

Looking forward to your participation as our distinguished Sponsor for this prestigious event. Please find attached the presentation on Sponsorship.

For any collaborations, sponsorship enquiries, please reach out to:

Mr Vikrant Wadhera +91 9910316373
Email – Vikrant.wadhera@servicesepc.org

Register for the Program Here :

Sustainable Solutions – Startups

Flagship Annual International Knowledge Millenium Conference

#IKMC2021

Shaping Sustainability: Investing in Our Future IKP’s Flagship Annual International Knowledge Millennium Conference

Undoubtedly, and undeniably, sustainable development is the greatest challenge of our age. From climate change and environmental degradation, poverty and disease to an increasing material and resources footprint – the global society continues to face ecological problems old and new.

How can we power the shift to sustainable practices? Why is it important to account for the value of nature in our balance sheets?

With Shaping Sustainability: Investing in Our Future as its theme, IKMC2021, IKPs flagship annual International Knowledge Millennium Conference, will deliberate virtually on these issues with curated sessions led by thought leaders.

When ?

Oct 28th – 29th 2021

More info – https://ikmc2021.com/

Register – http://bit.ly/SHAPINGSUSTAINABILITY

#ikpknowledgepark#ikplifesciencespark#sustainabilitychallenge#sustainability #sustainabilitymatters#sustainabilitygoals #buinesssustaibaility ##sustainablesolutions#sustainalityconference

NABL Training Programs

Training Programs from NABLAnnouncement

Training Programs from NABL

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Laboratory Excellence Award

Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award from QCI NBQP

Prof. S.K. Joshi – Laboratory Excellence Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country. The award has been incepted to ensure the laboratory’s commitment to achieve excellence in providing high precision testing and calibration services in line with the prevalent national/international quality systems legislations including Health, Safety, Environment (HSE).

The Award is to recognize Laboratories (Testing, Medical and Calibration) those have established outstanding achievements in the field of Quality in services and benchmarked in their domain for their best practices

Eligibility:

1.This award is open to all currently operational Laboratories pertaining to Testing, Calibration & Medical including their Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Material Producers located in India.
2.Participating labs are required to operate the applicable Quality System according to the requirements as stipulated in ISO 17025/ISO 15189/ISO 17043/ISO 17034, regarding its implementation and monitoring.
3. The award require labs to operate with proper HSE measures.
4.The Laboratory should not have been convicted by any Court.
5.A Laboratory once awarded can be considered only after a period of 3 Years

The 5 stages of assessment by Technical Expert Committee (TEC) are as follows:-

Stage 1: Application Document Evaluation
Stage 2: Physical/Virtual Presentation
Stage 3: Site Assessment / verification
Stage 4: Evaluation through Reference check of customer in special case
Stage 5: Inputs to Jury for final evaluation

Assessment Criteria

The assessment of the application submitted by the laboratory is made on the basis of various parameters which have been identified by a team of experts from NBQP/QCI.

Primary Parameters:

  1. Management Commitment – Qualification, Experience, Training & Innovation, Quality Improvement and skill upgradation.
  2. Strategy – Accreditation for entire Laboratory activities (to ensure Sustainability).
  3. Processes – Standard Method (National/International), Validation/Verification, Equipment/Techniques used and Measurement Traceability to SI units.
  4. Infrastructure & Quality Control Resources – Facilities and Environmental Conditions (Innovation for enhancing Good Laboratories Practices) owned by Lab. Use of Certified Reference material, Proficiency Testing Program participation and Inter-Laboratory Comparison and other QC checks.
  5. Customer Complaints, Feedback and Improvement – Diagnosis of the problem (Root Cause Analysis & Quality tools deployed)
  6. Key Results/Satisfaction – Reports, Customer Results, Society Results and Employee Satisfaction. Tangible benefits, intangible benefits or socio economic and environmental benefits

Terms & Conditions Of The Award:

1. Non – disclosure and confidentiality
I. The names of the applicants, evaluation and scoring system developed for the assessment process will be regarded as proprietary and kept confidential. Such information shall be made available only to those individuals who will be directly involved in the assessment and administrative process and shall not be disclosed.
II. QCI will not disclose the details about the shortlisted/non-shortlisted laboratories at any stage of the assessment. The qualified laboratories will be notified via e-mail/call by the QCI office directly.
2. Any misinterpretation of facts will disqualify the laboratories from Awards.
3. Applications received with incomplete data will not qualify.
4. Any Award applicant and Awardee cannot use the NBQP and QCI logo in anyway that suggests that QCI is affiliated with, sponsors, approves or endorses you, your organization, your websites, your products or your services etc.

Application Fees

There is no Application Fees

Award Presenatation

The awards will be presented during a special Award Ceremony

Where to Apply ?

Award Details

check here to know more about various awards and details

When is the Last date for applying ?

Last date for submitting the application form is 16th November 2021

For any queries, contact :

Source – https://labexcellenceaward.qcin.org/Home.aspx

Fee Update from NABL

Revised Fee Structure effective for all applications received on/after 01.10.2021 Posted on 01.10.2021

NABL has released revised Fee Structure for all applications received on or after 1/10/2021 . This is applicable for all Testing and Calibration Labs.

All applicant labs and Accredited, Certified Labs have to make a note of the same.

Download the notification from here .

FAQs Session With CDSCO

Medical Device Regulations – Non Notified Devices – Voluntary Registration ProcessSeptember 19th 2021, Sunday – 4 PM – 5 PM

Let Our REGULATOR Speak to You !

Do Join Us to get answers to your FAQs on Voluntary Registration Process !

Voluntary Registration Process rolled out by CDSCO for Non Notified Devices is coming to an end by Sep 30th 2021. Industry Forums are receiving so many FAQs from various stakeholders over the last 2 months asking many questions on Voluntary Registration Process and raising wide range of questions on WHAT HAPPENS FROM OCTOBER 1ST 2021.

Hence AIMED (Association of Indian Medical Device Industry) is organising a session to enable the industry, stakeholders to get their FAQs addressed from the Regulator.

Some of the FAQs raised by stakeholders are captured below and we invite industry, stakeholders to register and join the session to discuss pertinent issues , challenges faced, if any.

This program is the initiative of AIMED , a leading Industry Platform for Make in India Manufacturers representing the Voice of the Industry.

Program Information :

Some FAQs from Industry which need information from CDSCO :

Registration Details :

Who Should Attend ?

Program is Open for all Industry Members, Stakeholders like Manufacturers, Traders, Distributors, Startups, Med Tech Businesses etc.

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE but Prior Registration is a MUST.

Registered Participants shall get Email Confirmation 2 days before the session from Consultants Consortium of Chennai .

Registration Link

Download the program collaterals from here

Contact Co-ordinates :

Ms Rama Venugopal
Email – contact@ccc-consultants.org
WhatsApp – +91 9840870532

Mr D Srikanthan
Email – secretariat@ccc-consultants.org
WhatsApp – +91 9003056539

Clarification on the Role of NABL in Enforcing Regulations

Announcement from NABL – National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Clarification on the Role of NABL in Enforcing Regulations

Accreditation is the independent evaluation of Conformity Assessment bodies against recognised normative documents like Standards, Regulations etc. to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality, consistency of operation and competence. Through the application of national and international Standards, Government, Procurers and Consumers can have confidence in the results of accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies.

Laboratories are accredited to the applicable international standards, ISO/IEC 17025 in case of testing and calibration laboratories, and ISO 15189 applicable to Medical Laboratories.

Laboratory Customers, Regulatory Authorities, Organizations and Schemes using peer assessment, Accreditation bodies, and others use these documents in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.

The results from Accredited Laboratories are used extensively by regulators for the public benefit in the provision of services that promote an unpolluted environment, safe food, clean water, energy, health and social care services.

Many Government Agencies have recognised the importance of credible accreditation schemes that are developed against internationally recognised standards.

NABL Accreditation is increasingly being used by Regulators and Government to ascertain the Quality of Products. Accredited CABs can objectively state conformance of product or service to specified requirements.

NABL is a Voluntary Accreditation body and has no Regulatory powers. Checking of compliance to the regulatory requirements falls under the purview of respective/applicable Regulator.

In all cases, it is the responsibility of Laboratory to abide by the National & State Statutory requirements, Acts, Ordnance, Rules, Regulations, Legal orders, Court Decisions/ Orders issued by the Government, Statutory Bodies, Courts as applicable and in force from time to time.

Download the announceement from here

Source : https://nabl-india.org/

The above announcement from NABL clarifies its role as Accreditation body to various stakeholders at market place. Regulators , Governments normally rely on Accreditation Bodies for Conformity Assessment procedures. Accreditation bodies are not Regulators and can’t step into shoes of Regulators. This confusion is often seen at market place where Accreditation bodies and Regulators Roles are understood wrongly , get mixed up often. Frequent communication from Apex bodies , Accreditation bodies clarifying the role of ABs, CBs etc throws so much clarity to the industry, stakeholders too. Markets still mix up Accreditations and Certifications. Lot of confusion prevails between Voluntary Recognition Programs and Mandatory Recognition Programs. FAQs list is very long and apex bodies can release communication often on all the FAQs.

Improving Global Competitiveness of Indian businesses is the key focus of Govt of India and businesses need to show compliance to various Conformity Assessment Procedures of Importing Countries. Understanding all these matter as most of these protocols are International Protocols too.

Country is witnessing lot of FDI and many new global businesses are setting up shop in India. International businesses need clarity and clear communication on conformity assessment too as Technical Regulations are linked to International Accounting Standards as well.

Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways !

Reading this PIB announcement today.

This announcement has triggered the interest of many and has seen conversations floating around the same .Seen “Appreciations” and also “WATCH OUT Govt Healthcare Initiatives” kind of statements.

Govts, when decide to take control of Healthcare delivery & make right investments, will throw real stiff competition to Pvt Healthcare. Country requires this balancing act in managing communities health.

Govts have not invested into creating Quality Healthcare Infra for decades and pandemic has shown the gaps to communities about the flaws in both Govt and Pvt Hcare Infra in the country.

All 3 As – pillars of Healthcare Delivery, came down crashing or crumbled.

Its hightime Govt Hcare institutions embrace digital healthcare by making right investments to improve Patient experience.

HIS or HIMS has been there in pvt healthcare for more than 2 decades and has not really taken off in a big way.Industry has seen very average utilization rates of around 30% or even less. Reasons for low utilization rates are too many but the key factor is lack of #Upskilling of Health Workers which is critical to make technology usage becomes a culture in any organisation.

Healthcare businesses have to focus in bringing alignment between People & Technologies to streamline their Processes, through massive people upskilling initiatives.

Railways investing into HMIS is a good move. What is needed is strengthening basic IT infra in all hospitals, providing hardware to people (which often doesn’t happen) and massive on the job training for the next 3-4 years to make this initiative very successful. Identifying Change Agents to lead and drive this Change internally is also very important.

User acceptance for digital health was also not there all these years and now users will accept hybrid forms of delivery in many businesses, healthcare being no exception.

With NDHM rollout on the cards, seamless integration of all these tech initiatives into NDHM’S platform become critical.

Railways have created their own HMIS platform.

Read the announcement below from PIB for more information.

Clinical Establishments Act

National Council for Clinical Establishments – Updated News

National Council for Clinical Establishments met recently and held discussions related to implementation of CEA and Minimum Standards.

Meeting was held to review the work done by the National Council so far, status of implementation of the
Act by the States/UTs and defining further Roadmap and consideration/decisions of specific agenda points.

Some of the key highlights of the meeting are captured below :

Hospitals

Inclusion of provision of mini oxygen plant/PSA plant and norms of oxygen availability as part of the minimum standards for hospitals for implementation under CE Act.

a. It was agreed that the primary focus should be to ensure availability of Oxygen as per requirement for all the services envisaged to be provided by the hospital. At least one third of total number of beds should be oxygen beds. Atleast 48 hours (preferably 72 hours) of oxygen of the total calculated oxygen requirement of the hospital should be available at any given time, as backup.

b. Oxygen requirement may be calculated as per the ME Division norms of oxygen cylinders based on Oxygen/ICU beds – NRBM/NIV/HFNC/Ventilator Bed capacity in the hospital for management of COVID-19, as mentioned in DO letter dated 21-6-2021 as at Annexure 1 c. Regarding the “establishment of Mini Oxygen Plants in hospitals and Clinical Establishments having more than 50 beds”, following action points were recommended:

i. Every new clinical establishment/hospital having more than 50 beds may be mandated to install Mini-Oxygen/PSA plants of appropriate capacity and specifications for their registration under Clinical Establishments Act, 2010.

ii. For the existing hospitals having more than 50 beds, a time period of 6 months (desirable) and 1 year (mandatory) may be given for compliance to the condition of installation of MiniOxygen/PSA plant.

iii. Accordingly it is recommended that this requirement may be included in the minimum standards for Hospitals and a notification in this regard may be considered to be issued by the MoHFW, as amendment to the Clinical Establishments (Central Govt ) Rules under the Clinical Establishments Act, 2010.

iv. The same advice as at points 3C (i), (ii) and (iii) above may be disseminated to the States/UT not covered by Clinical Establishments Act 2010 for enforcement under the respective State Clinical establishments Act or Disaster Management Act.

v. All small hospitals i.e 50 beds or less should also build infrastructure and add capacities to meet their oxygen requirements for the services envisaged to be provided by them, as per the type of the hospital.

vi. National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is carrying out the revision of Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) under NHM, accordingly they may clearly define oxygen requirements for various categories of hospitals ranging from 50 to 500 bedded in the revised IPHS guidelines.

Further NHSRC may define the capacity/specifications of equipment/ MiniOxygen/PSA plants to meet the oxygen requirement along with ensuring sustained Oxygen supply in Government Health facilities under NHM as a part of IPHS. They may consider defining the standards separately for difficult/remote/ inaccessible areas, if deemed necessary

Medical Testing Laboratories

Issues related to minimum standards for Medical Diagnostic Laboratories under the Clinical Establishments Act, 2010 (w.r.t suggestions received in respect of inclusion of PhD genetics and PhD scientists in minimum standards for Medical Diagnostic Laboratories)

The Council members were informed that the amended Gazette Notification in respect of Human resource requirements for Medical Diagnostic Laboratories has already been issued on 14-2-2020, which includes provision of MSc and MSc Phd with specified qualification and experience. They are permitted to conduct the tests, generate and sign test reports as authorized signatory for the specified types of tests of their domain area in the specified category of Laboratory, without recording any opinion or interpretation of the test results.

All such test reports generated must necessarily bear a disclaimer to the effect that the reports are strictly for the use of medical practitioners and are not medical diagnosis as such. The Gazette notification is available in public domain on the website of the Act. The participants endorsed the same.

The National Council approved the draft of Minimum Standards for Collection Centres, as finalized by the subcommittee and circulated with the agenda.

Online Health Portals :

The National Council considered the issue of regulation of online health services aggregator and related service providers under Clinical Establishments Act and their standards etc. It was noted that there is no specific provision for their regulation under the Act

a. The National Council endorsed the following recommendations of the “subcommittee for drafting standards for collection centre”

o Public to be made aware of such illegal online health aggregators

o Need to frame IT / Digital laws/rules to regulate them by the Ministry of Electronics and IT. Ministry of Health and Family may take it up with them and also consult Ministry of Law and Justice in this regard.

o The online Lab service aggregators and service providers should have a registration number and provide information regarding the lab where the samples are being sent for testing.

It was noted that a letter has been written by MoHFW to all States and UTs in this regard; however the respective States/UTs are required to take the necessary steps to regulate them.

It was recommended that all online service providers should have a linkage with the registered clinical establishments. Thus only a registered clinical establishment may be permitted to provide online services. MoHFW may issue necessary instructions to States /UTs in this regard. This may be enforced by the District Registering Authority at the district level and the State Council for clinical establishments at State level.

It was approved that a subcommittee under JS (Padmaja Singh), the Secretary of National Council may further examine the issue of regulation of online health aggregators in detail in consultation with stake holders and Law ministry, for taking appropriate action in the matter.

Patient Rights :

Inclusion of Additional Charter of patients’ rights in minimum standards.

The National Council for Clinical Establishments approved for inclusion of the following additional patient rights, as per NHRC Advisory, in the already approved list of patient rights.

Statutory Compliances

It was recommended to include AERB license as part of statutory requirements in the minimum standards as a pre-requisite for issuance of registration under CE Act, wherever applicable. Further it was approved to include AERB license in list of documents to be uploaded for grant of permanent registration to the clinical establishments, wherever applicable.

Full details of minutes covering list of Patient Rights and various other points discussed during the council meet, can be downloaded from here :