The Department of Pathology is one of the important pillars of the RGSSH, Delhi andhas shown a tremendous growth since 2016. It not only plays crucial role in patient care but also assists the clinicians in early detection of cancers and making optimal decisions in the treatment management of the patients based on latest diagnostic services. We ensure that each patient receives care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely equitable and patient centered. Our aim is to produce accurate, reliable and timely analysed results to achieve and maintain an effective quality management system and ensure compliance with relevant statutory and safety requirements. The department has state of art infrastructure with installation of technically advanced equipment’s. The department also functions as a teaching department for DNB (primary and secondary), Post graduate MD Pathology student’s ad DMLT students. Our department is actively involved in various integrated teachingprogrammes, research, academic activities and hands on worshops.
The Department of pathology is situated in 4thFloor, 7th Block
|Hematology& Clinical Pathology||Surgical Pathology and Cytology|
|Hematology||Coagulation Studies||Clinical Pathology||Histopathology||Cytology|
|HB / Hemoglobin||Partial ThromboPlastin Time (PTT)||Routine Urine and Microscopy||Biopsy Small (up to 3 cm)||Fluids (Ascitic fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, synovial fluid, peritoneal fluid and CSF)|
|TLC/Total Leucocyte count||Prothrombin Time (PT)||Colour||Biopsy Medium (4-10 cm)||Fluid for malignant cell|
|RBC/Red Blood cell count||Plasma fibrinogen||Turbidity||Biopsy Large||Fluid cytology for AFB stain|
|PCV/Hematocrit||Factor VIII assay||Specific gravity||Biopsy Radical||Urine for malignant cell|
|Platelet count||D-dimer||Urobilinogen||Biopsy for AFB Stain||Sputum for malignant cell|
|MCH||Protein C||Bilirubin||Frozen Section||Imprint cytology|
|MCHC||Antithrombin III||Ketone||IHC||Cell block|
|MCV||Protein S||Nitrite||Slide & Block for Review||Brochio-alveolar cytology|
|DLC||Protein||Special stains||Bronchial aspirate|
|ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation|
|Glucose||Trans bronchial Needle
|Peripheral Smear for atypical cell/malaria parasite||Blood||Ultrasound guided needle cytology|
|Reticulocyte Count (Retic)||Leucocytes||Liquid Based Cytology|
|A.E.C. (Absolute Eosinophil Count)||RBC||Cytology slides for review
|Absolute Neutrophil Count||WBC|
The Department provides training to postgraduate senior resident in various fields of pathology. The laboratory is equipped with double and multi-head microscopes as well as digital pathology system for teaching and consultation. The department also hosts inter/intra-departmental presentations, CMEs, hands on training and workshops to help abreast with latest developments in various subspecialties. Moving forward in this direction, in the year 2022 NBEMS awarded 02 DNB candidates (01 post MBBS and 01 post diploma). The department now functions as a teaching department for both DNB students and Post graduate students. The department is also actively involved in various research and academic programmes.
The department conducts Inter and Intradepartmental seminars, Journal club, subject seminars, gross and slide seminars for the post graduates.
The Department of Pathology at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception and we will always remain a leadinginnovator in research, service and education by offering state of the art patient care services in corporating advanced diagnostic methods.
The Hematology and Clinical Pathology section is the only government setup in East Delhi that is performing all tests using state of the art fully automated analysers. About 4,00,000 tests (peripheral blood) and 1,00,000 tests (urine) are processed each year. We are also equipped with flowcytometric analyser for immunophenotyping of leukaemia and lymphomas. Since 2021, this section is now NABL accredited with certificate number (MC- 4709); Issue Date (15/09/2021).
In the section of Surgical pathology and Cytology, over 1500-2000 specimens (which includes small biopsies, medium biopsies, large specimens, radical specimens as well as review slides/blocks) and 2000-2500 cytology samples (Body fluids, FNACs, cytological specimens obtained from respiratory tract, urinary tract and GI tract) are processed and reported each year. Faculty provides their expert opinions on referred cases from other hospitals. Our laboratory is also providing with all kinds of ancillary diagnostic services which includes frozen sections, Immunohistochemical analyses of various malignancies, liquid based cytology (LBC), cell block preparations and special stains which are done on a routine basis.
The department strives to excel and offer expert consultation and quality patient care in sub-specialties of histopathology, cytopathology, haematology and clinical pathology, besides providing teaching to medical students and relate its importance with clinical findings through an integrated approach.The department is also involved in various research programmes, at present involved in funded ICMR research projects in collaboration with Amity university Noida.
The department is looking forward to develop a Molecular Pathology Section (FISH/PCR), whole slide imaging and storage facility, telepathology, fellowship programmes in GI Pathology and Uropathology, CAP accreditation and various student exchange programmes with reputed international and national universities.
|Sno.||Name of Faculty/Staff||Designation||Years of Experience|
|1||Dr Mona Bargotya (MBBS, MD Pathology)||Head of Department||15 years|
|2||Dr Payel Das (MBBS, MD Pathology)||Assistant Professor||07 years|
A. 06 post graduate MD students (Senior Residents)
B. 02 primary DNB students
C. 01 secondary DNB student