Under the leadership of Hon. Commissioner shri & support of Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) higher authorities, The COVID-19 testing facilities is established at the Multidisciplinary Research Unit (MRU) laboratory. At present running under the observation of Dr. Mannu R Jain, HOD Microbiology Department.
The lab was built in the flash of light including required modifications with proactive initiative of Dr. Hetal Desai (Nodal Officer, MRU). Approval for COVID-19 Testing Laboratory by DHR-ICMR was obtained on 17/04/2020. From Microbiology Department Dr. Manish Patel is working as Nodal person (COVID-19 Testing). With the excellent efforts from entire RT-PCR team especially during acute phases of COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 8 lakh COVID-19 tests have been done in a span of two years only. The existing capacity of lab is sufficient to conduct the testing of more over 3,000 samples of COVID-19 per day.
Demonstrating great compassion; COVID-19 testing team performed above and beyond the call of duty guiding through a very difficult situation during a time of great uncertainty in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize their exceptionally dedicated work and selfless response they are awarded by
- Hon. Mayor shri of Surat Municipal Corporation on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations, certificate and shield received as token of appreciation.
- SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2021 & Hon. Commissioner shri of Surat Municipal Corporation on the occasion of Republic day celebration, certificate and shield received as token of admiration
- Indian Medical Association, Surat Team 2019-20: received certificate as token of gratitude