Healthcare Consumers in India Express Distrust of Their Nation’s Loosely Regulated Pathology Industry; Just 20% of Those Surveyed Voice “Trust” in Medical Laboratories They Use

Supreme Court of India ruling may finally ignite a crackdown on illegal medical laboratories that operate without a licensed pathologist What would happen if 80% of Americans did not trust the medical laboratories that run their diagnostic tests? What impact would that have on this country’s clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry? Certainly, a significant one. Well, that’s exactly what has happened in India. A survey on graft in India’s healthcare system conducted by LocalCircles,...

Shortage of Registered Pathologists in India Continues to Put Patients at Risk in Illegal Labs that Defy Bombay Court Orders

Professional pathologist’s organization in Maharashtra, India, demands that the government’s Directorate of Medical Education and Research intensify enforcement of laws regulating clinical pathology labs, or suspend the director for failing to comply There are thousands more medical laboratories in India than there are certified pathologists to supervise and direct them. This is becoming a source of conflict. On one side are consumers who want quality medical laboratory testing services they...

Medical Labs Attacked in India as Part of Ongoing Scope-of-Practice Battle between Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Technologists

India’s courts are slowly addressing scope of practice issues in pathology laboratories Turf wars among medical laboratory professionals about scope of practice—combined with concerns about price-gouging—resulted in the ransacking of three pathology laboratories in India. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, members of the regional political party known as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) attacked three pathology laboratories, damaging equipment and furniture. The three medical laboratories were...
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