The Department of Microbiology was started as a combined department with Pathology in the year 1962. Later in 1976, Department of Microbiology was separated with Dr. B. N. Joshi as the Head of the Department . It is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Serology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Immunology, Parasitology, and Virology sections.
Teaching is an integral part of the departmental academic activity. Post Graduate courses are conducted for award of M.D. in Microbiology and Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology( PGDMLT) . M D Microbiology degree is recognized by Medical Council of India.
Dept has organized various academic activities i.e National Conference of IAMM in October 2001,Workshop on Rational Use of Antibiotics. It also conducts Refresher training and EQAS workshops for Lab Technicians of linked ICTCs(Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre), Training workshop of lab technicians of linked district laboratories under IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Program), BMW management workshops for healthcare personnel periodically.
Research work on variety of topics was undertaken by the departmental staff i.e.Bacteriological study of diabetic foot, Comparative study of bacterial culture by Bactec & Conventional method, Study of dermatophytoses ,UTI in geriatric age group,Phenotypic characterization and biofilm detection of staphylococci isolated from clinical specimens, Study of aerobic bacterial post operative wound infections with special reference to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA),Study of Surgical Site Infection, Status of Tuberculosis in Sangli District, Study of Inducible Clindamycin resistance among staphylococci isolated from clinical specimen, Incidence of enteric parasites in HIV positive patients, Study of Coccidian parasites in HIV infected patients with & without diarrhoea & it’s correlation withCD4 count ,Vaginal candidiasis, Bacteriological & Mycological study of CSOM, Microbiological profile of bacteremia,Study of bacterial & fungal keratitis.
|Sr.No.||Name||Designation & Qualification||Experience – UG||Experience – PG||Other Details|
|1.||Dr. Neeta P Jangale||Professor & Head MD(Micro)Diploma in Hospital Administration||24||17||
|2.||Dr. Meena N Ramteerthkar||Asso. Professor MD(Micro)||21||17||
|4.||Dr.Sunanda A Patil||Asso. Professor MD(Micro)||36||28||
|5||Dr.Vishakha Madwanna||Asst. Professor MD(Micro)||8||3||
|6||Dr. Pankaj A Joshi||Asst. Professor MD(Micro)||10||7||
|7.||Dr. Datta Kumbhar||Asst. Professor MBBS||28||–||
Average 59,000 investigations are performed annually by this department. The department plays pivotal role in investigating local outbreaks of Cholera, Dengue, HEV, HAV, Chikangunya.
|S.No.||Laboratory Name||Test Menu|
Clinical Microbiology OPD functions between 9am to 5pm.Sample receiving time- 9am to 1pm
Tests done : Gram stain, ZN stain,Albert Stain, Stool microscopy for Vibrio cholerae, Stool microscopy for parasites , Albert Stain for diphtheria organism, HIV antibody, HBsAg, Widal, VDRL ,ASO, CRP , RA, UPT
Microbiology Emergency laboratory functions between 5pm to 8am.
Tests done: Stool For Microscopy- Vibrio organisms, Gram stain for gas gangrene organisms, Albert Stain for diphtheria organism, CSF Microscopy, blood culture
Dept is actively involved in control activities for Hospital Associated Infections in the form of Hospital rounds, Continuous Training Program for health care workers.
Dept participates in different External Quality Assessment Programs
|EQAs Program||Performance last 3 years|
|IAMM EQAS for Bacteriology & Serology||› 95%|
|HIV testing EQAs conducted by NARI, Pune||
|CD4 count testing EQAs conducted by NARI, Pune||within 1SD|
CD4 count testing, ELISA testing for viral infections like HBV, HCV, Dengue, Chikungunya, Rapid test for Dengue NS1 antigen, BACTEC automated blood culture.
List of publications by the members of the staff in recent past.
Phone: 1) 0233-2232090 to 99
Extn 238 ( HOD)
Extn 239 ( Office)
Extn 310 ( Micro OPD Miraj)
2) PVPGH, Sangli 022-2374651 to 54
Extn — ( Micro Lab)