Department of Microbiology

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • Courses
  • Department Publications

Introduction

The development of Microbiology as a scientific discipline dates from Louis Pasteur (1822-95). A number of scientists from this field have been awarded Nobel Prize, which is evidence of the positive contribution made to human health by the science of Microbiology. Medical Microbiology is that section of Medicine which deals with the study of microorganisms and their role in human health and diseases.

The second government Medical College (Dr. RPGMC, Kangra at Tanda) of the state was established to cater to the needs of people of the district Kangra and other surrounding districts. The department of Microbiology was setup in November; 1997. Department of Microbiology is located in the left wing of 2nd floor of Dr. B.C. Roy, Para clinical Block.

Vision

Vision:

  1. To provide state-of-the-art diagnostic Microbiology services for the diagnosis of various infectious diseases. 

  2. To achieve excellence in medical education and research activities.       

  3. To provide service effectively as measured by cost and turn around time.

  4. To do innovative research appropriate to the local needs.

  5. To provide round the clock emergency services pertaining to DRPGMC&H Kangra at Tanda and to adjoining health institutes.

  6. To incorporate new curriculum for UG/PG as per NMC guidelines which includes newer concepts in teaching like micro teaching, E teaching and development of skill labs.

  7. To upgrade clinical lab services by getting accreditation of labs by NABL and setting up at least one BSL –III level laboratory.

  8. To integrate laboratories to OPD/IPD/remote areas by use of telecommunication facilities.

  9. To be able to meet the requirement of additional manpower keeping in view expanding workload of laboratory staff and faculty.

  10. To facilitate research development by optimum use of central research facilities along with collaboration with other research centres.

  11. To encourage faculty members and ministerial staff for research projects.

Mission:

Our Mission is to develop compassionate and ethically sound health professionals and to provide service of the highest order across the health care continuum, through 

  1. Innovations in education that yield lifelong learners and leaders in health care.

  2. Original research in basic sciences and patient oriented discoveries.

  3. Encouraging creative young minds to reach their fullest potential.

  4. Clinical transformation across the  organization  that  is  patient  centred,  safe, effective, accountable and transparent.

  5. Emphasis on quality and value in all endeavours.

Core Values:

  1. To uphold truth, integrity, honesty, tolerance, and accountability as our guiding principles.

  2. To promote creative, innovative and inventive research in Medical Microbiology for the benefit of all.

  3. To develop meritocracy and teamwork in research and practice.

  4. To nurture responsible professionalism through a culture of mentorship.

  5. To practice good management of resources in training and research.  

  6. To work together as a team to promote interdisciplinary networking. 

Facilities

  1. Media Lab: Preparation of various culture media , sterilization of various articles and quality control

  2. BACTERIOLOGY: Culture, identification and sensitivity of isolates obtained from various clinical   samples and AMR pattern analysis and reporting. 

  3. WATER BACTERIOLOGY:  Bacteriological examination of water samples.

  4. AIR BACTERIOLOGY: Air surveillance for quality of air in OT, ICU ,Burn Unit, Labour room and Wards

  5. MYCOBACTERIOLOGY: AFB staining and culture of various specimens

  6. CDST: CBNAAT for various clinical samples, routine culture and ZN staining

  7. MYCOLOGY: Wet mount, staining and fungal culture of various specimens

  8. SEROLOGY: HBsAg, Widal , Rheumatoid Factor test, Weil felix , Antistreptolysin O, C Reactive Protein, Venereal disease research laboratory /Rapid Plasma Reagin , Hepatitis C Virus .

  9. ICTC LAB: Counselling & HIV testing

  10. VRDL: PCR for: Influenza A(H1N1) Pdm 2009,Influenza A(H3N2), Influenza B(Victoria, Yamagata),HCV(Viral load Under NVHCP) IgM Elisa for: Scrub Typhus, Hepatitis A Virus, Hepatitis E Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Leptospira, Chikungunya, Herpes Simplex Virus -I and II ,Cytomegalo virus ,Measles, Mumps ,Rubella, West nile, Parvo B19, Human Papilloma Virus  Varicella Zoster Virus ,Anti Hepatitis B surface antigen Elisa ,Dengue Ag Elisa for: Hepatitis B surface Ag,  Astro stool , Rota Stool, Noro stool , Adeno stool, NS-1 Ag(dengue), IgM ELISA for Dengue.

  11. PARASITOLOGY: Examination of stool for protozoa and helminthes & peripheral smears for various  blood parasites.

  12. HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL: Water air environmental surveillance, Disinfectant testing Microbiological surveillance, outbreak investigation.  

  13. Research Lab: Research Microscope for identification of microorganism using various modes of microscopy.(Bright field, Dark field, Fluorescent, Phase contrast)

  14. STAINING TECHNIQUES: Gram  staining, Z.N. staining, Albert staining, Giemsa staining, Spore staining, India Ink staining

  15. EMERGENCY SERVICES: Clinical consultation on hospital infection control programmes, Water Sample testing, H1N1 testing, Outbreak investigation and lab investigations for other emergencies in various sections of Microbiology, COVID-19 testing, mucormycosis.

  16. Training on laboratory techniques for various categories both within and outside institution.

  17. Investigation of epidemics.

  18. COVID-19 testing: Real time PCR, CBNAAT, TrueNAT.

  19. IDSP-All IDSP related activities.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Ravi Kumar Assistant Professor brarravi.33@gmail.com 25-06-2022
2 Dr. Anuradha Chaudhary

MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor anuradhachaudharyzh@gmail.com 25-06-2022
3 Dr. Isampreet Mahajan

MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor isampreet@gmail.com 03-07-2021
4 Mrs. Madhu Chauhan

MSc Microbiology

Assistant Professor mvkchauhan@gmail.com 24-11-1997
5 Dr. Savita Mahajan

MSc Clinical Microbiology, PhD
 

Associate Professor drsavita.abrol@gmail.com 24-11-1997
6 Dr. Anuradha Sood

MBBS, MD

Professor and Head soodanuradha72@yahoo.com 04-09-2009

Best ICTC of the state for the year 2019  & Best district/ MC ICTC for the year 2022

Medical Office

# Name Qualifications Date of Joining
1 Dr. Anuradha Sood

MBBS, MD

04-09-2009

FACULTY RESIDENTS

  1.  

DR. MINU BALI

SENIOR RESIDENT

 

  1.  

ADIL RAZA

TUTOR SPECIALIST

03.06.2021

  1.  

DR. ADITYA RANA

TUTOR SPECIALIST

27.10.2022

  1.  

DR. SHAIFALI SHARMA

TUTOR SPECIALIST

28.10.2022

  1.  

DR. KOMAL DEVI SHARMA

JUNIOR RESIDENT

03.06.2022

  1.  

DR. MANISHA KUMARI

JUNIOR RESIDENT

07.06.2022

  1.  

DR. MANVI SHARMA

JUNIOR RESIDENT

26.10.2022

  1.  

DR. SALEENA KASHYAP

JUNIOR RESIDENT

05.12.2022

 

  1.  

DR. C.T. LALHMINGMAWII

JUNIOR RESIDENT

06.10.2023

 

  1.  

DR. GARGI SINGH

JUNIOR RESIDENT

10.10.2023

  1.  

DR. ANKUSH KUMAR

JUNIOR RESIDENT

18.10.2023

OTHER STAFF:

MR. RAMESH PANJWAL

SENIOR ASSISTANT

MR. RAVINDER MANHAS     

MLT

MISS. SIDHI PATHANIA        

MLT

MRS. RUCHI SHARMA

MLT

MRS. SHAVNAM CHOUDHARY

MLT

MR. ANKUSH CHAUDHARY

MLT

MR. SHAMMI KUMAR

MLT

MR. RAJAT SHARMA

MLT

MS. KAVITA CHAUDHARY

MLT

MRS. AMRITA KOTI

MLT

MRS. REENA BALA

ICN

MRS. RANJANA GILL

ICN

MR. RAJESH RANA                

LA

MR. SHANI KUMAR            

LA

MS. PRIYANKA

LA

MS. VANDANA

LA

MS. KIRAN BALA

LA

MR. JYOTI PARKASH

LA

MR. BABNEET SHARMA

LA

MR. ROHIT SHARMA

LA

MR. SUMAN KUMAR

C-IV

MR. ANIL KUMAR

C-IV

MR. BHAGAT SINGH

S/K

S.O.P's

Teaching Roster

Emergency duty roster

Courses

PG Microbiology

MBBS 2ND PROF. - TWO BATCHES

B.Sc. MLT - Three Batches

Labs

# Name Number of labs

Syllabus

Competency based under graduate curriculum

Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Research Work:

Building equity in digital global health: the case of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low and lower- middle-income countries

Publication List:

  • Subtraction antibiogram in most prevailing Uropathogen Escherichia coli over a period of 3 years. A study from Tertiary care health center in Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Aditya Rana ,Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. Bhanu Kanwar, Dr. Shruti Sharma.

  • A STUDY TO ASSESS THE SEROPREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS B AND ANTI HBS ANTIBODY LEVELS AMONGST HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS.

Dr. Aditya Rana, Dr. Anuradha Sood

  • PREVALENCE OF SCRUB TYPHUS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN HIMACHAL PRADESH.

Dr. Aditya Rana , Dr. Subhash Chand Jaryal.

  • ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERN OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS OF LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION : A STUDY FROM TERTIARY CARE MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL IN NORTH INDIA.

Dr. Aditya Rana Dr. Subhash Chand Jaryal

  • Changing Resistance Pattern and Emerging Salmonella Paratyphi A Enteric Fever – New Challenges and New Trends: A Study from Tertiary Care Medical College and Hospital in North India.

Rana Aditya, Chaudhary Anuradha, Gupta Veeteeanveshna, Tamrakar Meenakshi

  • Susceptibility of Gram negative isolates to Nitrofurantoin in Urinary Tract Infection at a tertiary health care center in Himachal Pradesh.

Dr Aditya Rana, Dr Subhash Chand Jaryal, Dr Anuradha Sood ,Dr Meenakshi Tamrakar, Dr Anjali Sharma.

  • Study to Assess the Status of Hepatitis B Vaccination and Factors Affecting Antibody Titers Level for Hepatitis B to Various Health Care Workers and Medical Students in Tertiary Healthcare Setup in Himachal Pradesh

Aditya Rana Subhash Chand Jaryal  Anuradha Sood Anuradha Chaudhary Isampreet Kaur.

  • Aerobic Bacterial Isolates and Their Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Pus Samples at Tertiary Healthcare Center of Northern India

Aditya Rana Veehteeanveshna Gupta Subhash Chand Jaryal Anuradha Sood4

  • ISOLATION OF RHIZOPUS HOMOTHALLICUS FROM A PATIENT OF RHINO-ORBITAL CEREBRAL MUCORMYCOSIS : A RARE CASE REPORT.

Kanwar Bhanu, Sood Anuradha, Gupta Veetheeanveshna ,Rana Aditya, Thakur Daaman, Jaryal S.C.

  • LOCALIZED MUCOCUTANEOUS HISTOPLASMOSIS OF TONGUE IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENT: A RARE ENTITY FROM A NON-ENDEMIC SUB-HIMALAYAN REGION.

Gupta Veetheeanveshna, Sood Anuradha, Kanwar Bhanu, Chaudhary Anuradha, Tamrakar Meenakshi, Rana Aditya , Jaryal S.C.

  • Rana Aditya, Jaryal SC, Sood Anuradha, Chaudhary Anuradha, Kaur Isampreet, Gupta Veetheeanveshna, Tamrakar Meenakshi, Sharma Anjali.  Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanni: A rapidly emerging pathgen in the Health care setting. Indian Journal of applied research Volume-10 issue-5th May, 2020
  • Tamrakar Meenakshi Sood Anuradha Jaryal SC Chaudhary Anuradha Rana Aditya  Gupta Veetheeanveshna Sharma Anjali  Bacteriological study of drinking water: A study from the North India in Indian Journal of applied research volume-10 issue-3rd March,  2020
  • Anil Kumar Verma, Anuradha Sood, Anil Chauhan,  Rajeev Tulli, Subhash Chand Jaryal Profile of fungal keratitis in a Sub-Himalayan territory of north India. Asian J Ophthalomol. 2021; 17:356-364
  • Sharma Shaifali, Sood Anuradha*, Chauhan Smriti, Thakur Kamlesh, Sharma Tarun, Microbiological analysis of pleural fluids: a study from Dr.rajendra prasad government medical college , kangra at Tanda(Himachal Pradesh, India).Indian journal of medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences-5(4),2018,34-39
  • Sharma Tarun,Sood Anuradha et al.Clinical profile of hepatitis E Patients during an out break in
  • Kangra town of Sub Himalyan region.Journal of emergency and truma care 2018;3 (3.2)pg.1-3
  • Clinical profile of hepatitis E Patients during an outbreak in kangra town of Sub Himalyan region. Sharma Tarun,Sood Anuradha et al Journal of emergency and truma care 2018;3 (3.2)pg.1-3
  • Infection prevention and waste disposal. Auradha Sood, Tarun Sharma, Aradhana Sharma. In: Alok Sharma. Labour room emergency. 1st edition. Singapore Springer, 2019; P 11-17
  • Biomedical waste management rules. Anuradha Sood, Smriti Chauhan, SC Jaryal.  In: Alok Sharma. Obstetrics algorithums in clinical practice. 1st edition Jaypee brothers; 2020. P 1-3
  • Madhu Chauhan et al. Spectrum of Fungal Isolates of Clinical Specimens from a Tertiary Care Hospital of North India.IJSR vol & Issue 4, April 2019.
  • A.Abrol Mahajan Savita et al. Awareness and practices regarding biomedical waste management among health care workers in a tertiary care hospital in Himachal Pradesh IJMR Jan-March 2019:6(1)92-96
  • Kaur Isampreet et al. Clinico-microbiological aspects of tinea corporis in North India: emergence of Trichophyton tonsurans.International Journal of Research in Dermatology.Jan-march 2019/vol5/issue 1
  • Kaur Isampreet et al. HIV reactivity trends in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Himachal Pradesh: a ten-year ICTC based retrospective analysis.,November 2018.International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 6(12):3807
  • Chaudhary Anuradha Comparing diagnostic accuracy of CB-NAAT and ZN staining in diagnosis of Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis cases at tertiary care teaching hospital of north India.Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science;Vol 9 issue,636-645(2019)
  • Banga Gurpreet et al.Prevalence of “ Superbugs” the Carbapenam resistant gram negative organisms in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, Volume 6 | Issue 3 |March 2019
  • Kumar Narender, Sood Anuradha et al. Assessment of Influenza Virus Infection in rural tertiary care hospital in north india.Two years of data analysis at Dr..Rajendra prasad government medical college , kangra at tanda(Himachal Pradesh, India).Indian Journal of Microbiology Research 2019;6(4)
  • Nath Kailash, Sood Anuradha et al.R factor as measure of severity in scrub typhus –Anew usable tool .International journal of scientific research 2019;9(10);68-69
  • Malik MMU, Gothecha L K , Verma AP, Raza A. Role of Ultrasonography in urinary tract.2019; 3 (4): 8-12.
  • Raza A, Chaudhary, M, Devi, S. Overview of malaria parasite and its prevention in India. Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. 2019; 8 (1): 71-76.
  • Raza A. Healthcare-Associated & Hospital Acquired Infection and its Infection Control.
  • International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development. 2019; 2(1): 6-16.
  • Saxena V, Shenoy MM,  Devrari JC, Pai V. A mycological study of tinea corporis: A changing epidemiological trend from Trichophyton rubrum to Trichophyton mentagrophytes in India. Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology 2020; 86(5): 607.
  • Devrari JC, Pai V. Characterization of various virulence properties of drug-resistant Klebsiella isolates: An in vitro study among “superbugs”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2018; 11(4):138-142.
  • Devrari JC,  Saxena V, Pai V. A mycological study of clinical samples from suspected mycoses in a tertiary care hospital. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 11(4):267-270.
  • Sharma Tarun, Thahar( Anurag Sharma A, Sood A: Profile of emergencies Department of Medicine during COVID 19 and comparison with non COVID period- what has changed? International Journal scientific Research, 2021, 10(1):1-3     
  • Anil Kumar Verma, Anuradha Sood ,Anil chauhar, Rajeev Tuli, Subhash Chand Jaryal: Profile of fungal keratitis a sub Himalayan territory of North India. Asian journal ophthalmology 2021, 17: 356-364.               
  • HIV reactivity trends in a tertiary care teaching hospital a Himachal Pradesh: a ten year ICTC based retrospective  analysis. International Journal Research in Medical sciences 2018 Dec. 6(12) 3807-3812.       
  • Trichophyton schoenleinii causing Tinea corporis.  A rare etiological agent.  International Journal of Epidemiology Public Health 2016, 1(1). 125-130.
  •  Aditiya Rana, Dr. S C Jaryal, Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. Meenakshi Tamarha , Dr. Anjali Sharma: Susceptibility of gram negative isolates to Nitrofurantion in UTI a tertiary care center in HP . Journal Medical science and clinical research  9(8), Aug 2021 Pg 68-72               
  •  Menu Bali, Subhash Chand Jaryal, Anuradha Sood, Nanish Sharma:  Microbiological profile antibiotic susceptibility pattern of pus isolates from a tertiary care hospital Global Journal of research Analaysis vol 9(6), june 2020.                                                                 
  •  Gupta Vatheearueshna Sood Anuradha, Kanwar Bhanu: Localized mucocutaneous histoplasma of longer in an immuroocompetent patient A rare entity from a non – academic sub Himalayan region. Indian Journal of Applied Research. Vol 11(9) SEP 2021.
  •  kanwar Bhanu, Sood Anuradha Gupta veetheeanveshna, Rana Aditya, Thakur Daaman, Jaryal S C:  Isolation of Rhizopus homothallic from a patient of rhino  orbit  cerebral mucormycosis. A RARE CASE REPORT, Indian journal of applied Research vol 11(9) sept2022.
  • Aditya Rana, Sood Anuradha: A study to assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis B and anti- HBs antibody levels amongst health care worker medical students International journal scientific research   10 (09), September21
  • Dr. Daaman Thakur, Dr. Aditya Rana, Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. S.C. Jaryal, Dr. Bhanu Kanwar, Dr. Shruti Sharma: Antimicrobial susceptibility of fosfomycin in bacterial  isolate from urinary isolate infection  heath care centre Himachal Pradesh Indian journal of applied research 11 (11), November 21
  • Dr. Anjali Sharma, Dr. Aditya Rana, Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. S.C. Jaryal, Dr. Meenakshi Tamarkar, Dr. Shruti Sharma: Antimicrobial resistance pattern of various uropathogenic isolate causing UTI. A study from medical college in Himachal Pradesh 10 (11), November 21, IJSR
  • Dr. Shruti Sharma, , Dr. Aditya Rana, Dr. S.C. Jaryal, Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. Daaman Thakur, Dr. Bhanu kanwar: Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of microbial isolate obtained from obstetrics patient tertiary care hospital in northern India.11 (11), November 21, IJSR
  • NS Chauhan, S.Kumar, P. Takkar, A.Sood: radiological features of Rhino- orbital Cerebral Mucormycosis Complicating COVID-19 Illness: a Pictorial Essay: Hong Kong J Radiol. 2022;25:226-34
  • Dr. Aditya Rana, Dr. S.C Jaryal, Dr. Anuradha Sood, Dr. Bhanu Kanwar, Dr. Daaman Thakur: A study to assess risk factors associated with acquiring hepatitis b infection in health care works and medical students working in tertiary health care settings in Himachal Pradesh., Global journal for research analysis, vol. 10 (10), Oct. 2021
  • Dr. Aditya Rana: Awareness regarding hepatitis b and its prevention among health care workers and medical students in tertiary health care setup in Himachal Pradesh; Global journal for research analysis, vol. 10 (09), Sep. 2021
  • Dr. Aradhya Abrol, Dr. Ram Kishan Abrol, Dr. Savita Mahajan, Dr. Adil Raja, Dr. Jitendra Chandra Devrari - An incidental colonoscopy: finding Trichuris trichiura: a case report and review of literature ; International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences | January 2024 | Vol 12 | Issue 1

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