Last Updated:  17/04/2021

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Project Pitch By: Hindu Mission Hospital


Proposed Project Title

Laboratory and Blood Transfusion Centre


Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Hospital infrastructure, medical camps, surgeries, healthcare awareness & rehabilitation

Project Synopsis

The clinical laboratory plays a vital role across the entire continuum of health care. Up to 85 percent of diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on laboratory results. Hospital and physician practice models are moving to fully integrated services. Inpatient, outpatient and outreach test results will need to be fully integrated within these new practice models. An integrated health system laboratory will play an increasingly important role in decreasing unnecessary testing and its associated downstream medical costs. Their hospital’s current set-up does not support a fully integrated diagnostic service. Besides, due to lack of space they are unable to bring in advanced equipment that could meet the quality delivered through fully integrated laboratory service and in fetching accurate results, and reducing the turnaround time. Hence Hindu Mission Hospital plans to set up a fully integrated laboratory and blood transfusion centre

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 1.0 Cr - INR 5.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Hindu Mission Hospital, Tambaram West, Tamilnadu

Key Project Partners
Government,Companies,Municipal Corporation

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable


Beneficiary Type (Primary): General
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000 and above Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

Project Introduction:

The pillars of an excellent hospital includes clinical services, laboratory services, radiology, and blood bank. Technology must keep pace with time else it risks becoming obsolete. The benefit is that the average or poor person is no longer constrained due to lack of availability or affordability.


Good laboratories do much more than just run a specimen through an analyzer to get a result. They determine which tests should be offered to support the medical staff, how they should be built electronically so that the proper test is ordered and how they are reported so that results are interpreted correctly. Laboratories make certain that appropriate tests are included in clinical order sets and unnecessary tests are deleted. Hospital laboratories perform testing as quickly as possible so that diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are not delayed. They carefully monitor laboratory quality to ensure accurate and reliable test results.


The humble laboratory, once confined to the bowels of the hospital and operating in confined silos has evolved into an equal player at par with other services. The aim is to make an accurate diagnosis in quick time using multiple components to plan patient management. This is aptly labelled an “Integrated Laboratory Service” where the whole is more than a sum of its components. The components of a standard laboratory service include hematology, biochemistry, microbiology, and pathology. Added to this in over the last decade are specialties such as transplant immunology and molecular biology. This has not only made it possible to accurately detect diseases but also helps select individualized treatment options depending on the patient’s genetic makeup. This provides increased efficacy while minimizing adverse effects of therapy.


As their hospital strives towards making complex hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, and organ transplantation available to a wider section of the society particularly the underprivileged at grossly subsidized rates, they need precise and accurate tools to help achieve results comparable to any hospital or program in the world.


Components of Standard Laboratory service:

Blood Transfusion Services (Hematology):

The traditional blood bank has transformed into a specialty, transfusion medicine. A modern blood bank does not issue whole blood anymore. On collection, blood is tested for infections and separated into its components; packed red cells, plasma, platelets, and cryoprecipitate and stored. Patient’s coagulation is measured using dynamic tools and the deficient component is transfused lowering the risks of transfusion related allergic reactions and complications.



Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It focuses on what is happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Biochemists need to understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules will interact.



Microbiology has 3 main arms: bacteriology, virology, and mycology. Viruses are being recognized as the causes of a host of diseases including viral hepatitis and the now infamous coronavirus. Early detection, timely treatment with effective antiviral medication can reduce the risk of progression to advanced multiple organ diseases and other diseases in the body. Early detection and quantification of viral load with timely treatment is a key step in this process. Identifying the organism and its antibiotic sensitivity helps choose the most suitable antibiotic, preventing overuse or misuse.



The pathology laboratory has also evolved from traditional processing of surgical specimens to a more active role. Collaboration with clinical fields have been reported to increase the chances of identifying and detecting pathology early for directing management.


A fully equipped modern pathology facilitates advanced procedures for diagnosis. For eg: The frozen section procedure is a pathological laboratory procedure to perform rapid microscopic analysis of a specimen. It is used most often in oncological surgery. The technique of frozen section evaluation is important for guiding extent of surgical removal of tissues or organs suspected of being involved by cancer. This technique can process a specimen in just 20 minutes compared to 1 day for conventional tissue preparation techniques. Cancer tumors are further analyzed for further mutations that make them responsive or unresponsive to specific chemotherapeutic or biologic agents. This helps patients save valuable time and offers the best chance of obtaining maximum response while minimizing side effects.


Salient Features

  1. Provide State of Art Diagnostic Laboratory service and increased access of people to improved quality of diagnostic services at grossly subsidized rates
  2. Speedier diagnosis, reduced incidence of complications due to delays in diagnosis
  3. Reduction in upstream treatment costs of complicated conditions resulting in financial savings

About Hindu Mission Hospital

Hindu Mission Hospital Tambaram, is a 250 bed Multi Specialty Tertiary Care Charity Institution serving the underprivileged sections of their society over the last 38 years. Their hospital is accredited by both NABH & NABL for our quality of care. Their Hospital, being in the arterial GST road, is easily accessible to a large population from the urban poor to the rural populace.


The focus has always been to provide high quality health care services to everyone, especially to patients from the lower socio-economic strata of the society. The Free Services currently offered are:

  • Free Surgeries for the needy since 1988
  • Free Daily rural mobile clinics since 1995
  • Free Nutritious food for In-patients and their attenders since 1997
  • Free Artificial Limb for physically challenged people since 1997
  • Free Audiology and Speech therapy for adults and special children since 1999
  • Free Weekly Multi-disciplinary medical camp since 2000
  • Free Cataract surgeries (50/week) since 2004
  • Free thrombolysis injection for acute Myocardial Infarction since April 2019
  • Free Keratoplasty (Eye transplant) since 2016

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