Bengaluru, 31 October 2022 – Sakra World Hospital, a premier healthcare organization bringing advanced Japanese technology and delivering breakthrough healthcare in India, has another feather added to its cap of achievements. It is now the awardee of the prestigious Professor SK Joshi National Award for Laboratory Excellence by the Quality Council of India (QCI) in the medical laboratories segment. This first-of-its-kind Laboratory Excellence Award in India, that was organized with the intent of promoting Laboratory Quality of the country, recognized Sakra’s state-of-the-art and well-equipped laboratory meeting global quality standards. The award ceremony was held in New Delhi, during the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Quality Council of India.
The goal of this award is to locate India’s best labs, demonstrate them to the rest of the world, and set higher standards of Indian laboratories in front of the world.
The award was open to all currently operational laboratories pertaining to Testing, Calibration & Medical including their Proficiency Testing Providers & Reference Material Producers located in India. The participant laboratories were subjected to five stages of rigorous assessment of Application Document Evaluation, Physical/Virtual Presentation, Site Assessment/Verification, Reference check by the Technical Expert Committee (TEC), and Jury evaluation.
Dr. Shabnam Roohi, Director – Laboratory Medicine at Sakra World Hospital, said: “This award will ensure performance improvement of the laboratories in the country and will definitely play a crucial role in motivating the small and large diagnostic labs across the country to try and achieve the highest standards of quality. It was the focus of our lab management to adopt the highest standards of quality right from the infrastructure design to employing highly competent, committed staff to handle the state-of-the-art equipment performing a wide menu of routine to complex tests in a patient-centric manner. Commitment to continual improvement and transparency has helped us achieve this honour. We thank our entire team of Sakra World hospital for always keeping the needs of patients first and dedicate this award to them.”
Professor SK Joshi National Award is named after the late Professor SK Joshi, an excellent science communicator, and leader who inspired a new generation of scientists and researchers to help India achieve worldwide success. He had an illustrious career as a scientist and headed many prestigious institutions such as National Physical Laboratory, CSIR, etc. He was felicitated with Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, CV Raman Medal of INSA, and several other prestigious awards.