Communication from : Dr. B.L.Sherval, Secretary, IAMM National Body :
Sub : Laboratory Capacity Survey
The Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) (http://www.iamm.in/) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/) is working together to identify in-country diagnostic resources and to create a database of important public and private sector laboratories across the country. This will include both human and veterinary labs that exhibit capacity for public health purposes (e.g. testing capacity for epidemic prone disease, participation in outbreak investigations and potential public health emergencies).
Although, India has a few robust laboratory networks with good public health competencies, the diagnostic and network capacities available outside these established networks are often under-utilized during public health events and emergencies. To address this issue, IAMM has taken up the responsibility to review the current laboratory diagnostic capacities in and outside the network. This information will be used to highlight the strengths of each laboratory and to identify key areas that can be further supported to strengthen the lab. This will ultimately lead to enhancement of capacity, optimization of resources, and a robust country-wide lab network for important communicable diseases.
Understanding the importance of this initiative, you are kindly requested to participate by providing basic information about the capacity and function of your institution/laboratory (see questionnaire attached). It would be much appreciated if you return the completed questionnaire at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th April, 2017.
If you have any queries regarding filling out this form, you may kindly contact Ms. Richa Kedia (at email@example.com) between 9.30 AM and 5.30 PM on any working day.
Your contribution to this far-reaching endeavor will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for your contribution.
With Warm Regards
Dr B L Sherwal
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