|The Department of
Microbiology started functioning in May 1988. It has the facilities for
isolation and identification of various pathogenic microbes and
their antimicrobial susceptibility, The department also conducts
of various high risk areas of the hospital like transplant units,
care units (medical and surgical), dialysis unit, operation theatres,
water supply, air and environment. The department has laid down
care of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) at the
Institute. The department has facilities for tissue culture. In
with WHO, the department conducts surveillance for transmission of
in UP and Bihar. Disinfectant and antibiotic policies of the hospital
formulated by the department from time to time. Consultations on
infectious complications in patients are also offered on referral basis.
and anaerobic bacteriology
including molecular diagnosis and sensitivity testing
and microbial immunology
including tissue culture and molecular diagnosis
rapid BACTEC culture for aerobic bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi
surveillance and infection control programs
- Publication of News letter annually that
includes distribution of pathogens, their antibiotic sensitivity and
interesting case reports
infection prevention week is being organized every year.
- Department is recognized as national centre for
polio in the states of UP and Bihar. It takes important steps for
maintenance of wild and vaccine strains of polio isolated from the
- Department regularly participates in External
Quality Control Program with CMC Vellore and CDC, Atlanta (USA).
- Direct observed therapy short course (DOTS) for
- Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre (VCTC)
- Viral diagnostic services including PCR for
- Diagnosis of opportunistic parasitic pathogens.
- Regular CME-cum Workshop on antibiotic
stewardship and infectious diseases.
- Investigation of measles, dengue and diarrhoeal
- Investigations for swine flu, epidemic/outbreaks
of dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever and acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
in and around Lucknow
- Study on neurocysticercosis in Mohanlalganj
block, Lucknow district
- Arrangements of public lectures on health
- MD- Two
candidates in a year.
- PhD in Microbiology: Areas of interest are Helicobacter pylori infection,
Campyiobacter infection and Guillatn-Barre syndrome, Mycobacterium
tuberculosis, Neurocysticercosis, CNS infections (brain abscess
and meningitis), Herpes simplex
virus, HIV, Polio & non-polio enteroviruses, Japanese encephalitis,
amoebic liver abscess etc.
- PDCC in infectious disease: two candidates in a year with 6 months each
posting in Microbiology and other clinical disciplines.
- Teaching program: Five days in a week for residents/PhD students.
- Teaching of MD/DM/MCh students: DM students from other departments undergo
training for 02 weeks and MD students from Blood Transfusion and
Pathology for one month.
- Teaching of technician, nurses & other
paramedical staff: Bench side
teaching for technicians regularly. Nurses of the hospital are routinely taught
basic microbiology. Time to time necessary instructions for control of
hospital infections are circulated to the various departments.
- Summer training program/project: MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology students from
different universities including their dissertations.
CME/Workshops/ Conferences organized
on “Mycoplasma infections
of man, animals and plants”, November 1991.
on “Automation in Clinical
Microbiology”, November 1994.
on “Infection in immunocompromised patients”, August 1995.
workshop on “Helicobacter pylori/Campylobacter”,
current trends and challenges”, September 2003.
Annual Conference of “Indian
Association of Medical Microbiologists” (Microcon 2004), November 2004.
on “Update in Clinical
Microbiology”- theme "Emerging antimicrobial resistance: are we doing
enough?" November 2006.
on “Molecular Techniques in Clinical Microbiology” March 2009
of Research Interest of the Departmental Faculty:
- Molecular epidemiology of poliovirus
- Molecular epidemiology of non-poliovirus
- Vector borne viral
- Enteric pathogens with special reference to Helicobacter
pylori and Campyiobacter species.
- Central nervous system (CNS) infections
including brain abscess and neurocysticercosis.
resistance in nosocomial pathogens.
in AIDS, transplant recipients and continuous ambulatory peritoneal
- Virology: molecular diagnosis & molecular
epidemiology of newly emerging viruses e.g. dengue and parvovirus B19,
- Transplant virology & microbial serology.
- Parasitology- opportunist infections in AIDS,
transplant recipients, haematological malignancies & amoebiasis
- GI microbiology particularly small bowel
- Helicobacter pylori
- Transplantation microbiology
- Mycobacteriology & HIV
- Epidemiology & drug resistance in HIV
- Epidemiology & drug resistance in M.
- Non tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)
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- Diagnosis of invasive fungal infections
- Uropathogens and antimicrobial resistance
of antifungal resistance in