DSEU and SRL Diagnostics Team Up to Up-skill Industry Workforce in Medical Laboratory Technology

With the largest qualified lab network India’s top diagnostics chain SRL Diagnostics, has signed an agreement of understanding with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU). DSEU is set up by the government of Delhi to train and improve the skills in industry personnel in medical laboratory technology.

SRL along with DSEU will cooperatively create the curriculum and content for undergraduate students who wanted to pursue their careers and train in the industry-relevant program for medical laboratory technology.

SRL laboratories will stay on board with studies to evaluate and update the program regularly to keep it on track with the requirements of the sector. The major areas of the program will include laboratory specialties like hematology, biochemistry, microbiology, histopathology, cytology, serology, molecular diagnosis and, genetics.

In India, density of health personnel is very low, for instance, every 10,000 population distribution of the health workforce across the states of Indian is below 100. In 2012, a Public Health Foundation of India reported a dearth of nearly 3 lakhs trained and skilled laboratory scientists and technicians, besides the number has increased significantly since last decade. Collaboration of such type between industry partners and academic institutes will assist to fill this gap of the expert medical personnel that India needs.

Anand K, CEO of SRL Diagnostics, commenting on the partnership said, “I trust this is a very good chance for cross-pollination of thoughts and ideas. It is delightful to find a partner like Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University who trust in the similar ideology of skill development in the field of medical laboratory technology. In the future more of such mergers are required to understand the lack of skilled manpower in our medical laboratory industry. The company will also offer sponsorships for students who are top performers along with those who are not able to pay the fees for the program. Graduated students who will clear this undergraduate program and diploma will get openings as lab technologists, phlebotomists, and accessioning officers”

Moreover, students having program certification will get advantage from SRL’s wide network of more than 420 labs across the nation for internship programs and lab visits that will assist them to understand the global laboratory standards in the diagnostic sector. SRL has a huge network of renowned and skilled doctors including scientists, PhDs, and MD who are well-structured to enhance the value of this program. With nearly 4 hubs of excellence and more than 4000 test portfolio, SRL Diagnostics making a significant change in the lives of over 13 million patients every year in nearly 600 towns across India.

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