By Zahara Zuhair
Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD), a fully-owned subsidiary of Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, achieved another accreditation status recently from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a recognition of medical laboratory practices.
The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC Group Chief Executive Officer Dr.Prasad Medawatte said that this achievement highlights the continuous improvement and commitment of Lanka Hospital towards international standard patient care by providing accurate laboratory results with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and a well qualified and internationally recognised team of medical laboratory consultants and technicians.
Lanka Hospitals PLC Chairman Dr. Sarath Paranavitane said that with this status Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics has proven its commitment to uplift the standard of quality in diagnostics in order to provide their patients with reliable and precise reports. “In 2014, market researches told that laboratory business in the diagnostic sector grows much more rapidly than hospital laboratory. Then Lanka Hospital Corporation got into the diagnostic sector,”
He said that this accreditation from the College of American Pathologists is the gold standard for international accreditation.
The CAP accreditation was granted in the wake of continued assessment of the laboratory’s performance by CAP over the last couple years. Strict adherence to guidelines laid down by CAP covering all aspects pertaining to good laboratory practices, with documented evidence of extensive laboratory experimentation to verify the performance of each test on offer, are of prime importance.