MBARARA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL LABORATORY GETS INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

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Mbarara regional referral hospital director, Dr. Celestine Barigye (fourth from the left) and other officials receiving accreditation certificate.

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) has accredited the Mbarara regional referral hospital laboratory to the international standards.
Laboratory accreditation is highly regarded both nationally and internationally as a reliable indicator of technical competence to handle verified and credible patient tests and results.

Mbarara regional referral hospital.

Over the years, Mbarara hospital has been struggling with concerns about correct and accurate results, especially after conducting tests on patients and health related research, among other services and health innovation related issues.
On Thursday, 7th December 2023, the South African National Accreditation System approved Mbarara hospital as an international standard based hospital, with the accreditation based on qualified equipment such as the biobase that deals in the rapid extraction of viral DNA or RNA from plasma, serum, urine, ascites, cell culture fluid, supernatant and cell free body fluid, the rotofix incubators used for routine laboratory applications, GeneXpert machine which is a rapid molecular test that allows detection of multi-resistant tuberculosis and simultaneously detects resistance to the antibiotic rifampicin, all in less than two hours.
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Other parameters that were considered include the standard test procedures and qualified doctors as well as the medical united staff, to which the hospital scored well in enabling it to be considered as the best hospital in Ankore sub region region.
The hospital was accredited based on the eleven tests that included HIV testing and screening, Hepatitis B and malaria where results will now not be doubted as per the revelation from SANAS.
Some of Mbarara regional referral hospital staff jubilating after receiving the accreditation.

Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Director, Dr. Celestine Barigye has appreciated teamwork exhibited towards achieving the milestone so far, and encouraged stakeholders and other partners to come in and support the hospital’s progress in serving the community, and health innovation.

Dr. Robert Wagubi, who represented the laboratory staff at Mbarara regional referral hospital pledged to uphold the accreditation status of the hospital’s lab.

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