September 16, 2018
Bangla Govt changes rules to ensure better-qualified personnel for diagnostic labs
In modern diagnostic laboratories, there is equal importance of doctors and technologists. Keeping this in mind, the State Government has brought about certain changes in the Clinical Establishment Rules (Registration, regulation and Transparency) 2017.
All big and medium-sized laboratories need to employ BSc and higher-qualified personnel, and not just diploma holders. Till now, it was enough to have just Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or DMLT-qualified technical personnel in diagnostic laboratories in the State.
According to people linked to this issue, including the creator and course coordinator of the Bio-Medical Laboratory Science and Management or BLSM course in the State, the new rules would help in two main ways – better laboratory reports and employment creation for highly-qualified people.
The new rules lay down that all mid-sized blood-testing laboratories need to have BSc (BLSM) graduates or DMLT postgraduates too, alongside the diploma holders that they now employ.
For the big diagnostic laboratories, conducting a wider variety of tests, the rules are stricter to ensure better quality control: they must employ postgraduates (that is, MSc) in BLSM, alongside BSc (BLSM) or PGDMLT-degree holders.