In India, Professionally-trained Pathologists Intensify Calls for the Government to Crackdown on Unregulated Medical Laboratories

Newspapers in this populous nation regularly publish stories about clinical laboratories that produce inaccurate lab test results that cause patient harm

In the healthcare systems of many countries across the globe, one common issue involves the accuracy and reliability of medical laboratory test results produced by clinical pathology laboratories. In most of these countries, a lack of effective government regulation is a primary reason why shady lab operators continue to provide questionable lab test results to patients.

In India, professionally-trained pathologists and laboratory scientists have repeatedly called for tougher government regulation of medical laboratories, along with more diligent inspections and enforcement actions by the authorities. Newspapers in India regularly publish stories of the medical lab enforcement actions that do happen. (more…)