Pune: The Association of Clinical Biochemists and Microbiologists (ACBM) had organised a one-day national seminar on Quality Control recently at Hotel Ramee Grand.
The seminar was inaugurated by Mayor Mukta Tilak and was presided by former VC of Shivaji University Dr NJ Pawar.
Dr Ajay Soni, National Coordinator of ACBM, said, “Biochemistry and Microbiology have always been taught in medical institutions by MSc, PhD scientists. The role of biochemists and microbiologists is key to the diagnosis of any disease by quality testing, and that helps the doctor in treatment. Furthermore, many microbiologists and biochemists are MSc, PhDs. But still, we are not allowed to sign on the diagnosis report.”
Dr Arun Raijada, President, Delhi Chapter of ACBM, said, “Biochemists and microbiologists are also working in rural areas. This should also be taken into consideration.”
Tilak assured the gathering that she will take up this issue with the concerned authorities.
Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Dr Neelam Gorhe was present at the valedictory function. “While the Clinical Establishment Act was passed long ago, the state council has not yet been put up. It takes time to formulate the rules,” said Gorhe.
Deodatta Rajopadhye, Chairman, Yashwantrao Chavan Competitive Exam Guidance Centre, Dr Sadanand Naik, President, ACBM, Secretary Girish Sharnathe, Delhi Chapter, ACBM President Dr Arun Raijada, conference secretary Dr Neela Vaidya, and others were present.
ACBM was formed in 2014, under the guidance of President Dr Sadanand Naik and Secretary Girish Sharnathe, and consists of members who are MSc, PhD in life sciences, engaged in diagnostic services and medical college teaching.