KAMPALA – The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) has approved the Case Medical Centre Laboratory to deal with a wide range of tests.
This new milestone has been revealed in a letter to the medical institution from SANAS and among the scopes approved for testing at the Case Laboratory include chemistry, haematology, microbiology, serology and tuberculosis.
“On behalf of SANAS I am greatly pleased to inform you that following a meeting of the SANAS Approval Committee on 4th February 2021, Case Medical Center Laboratory has been granted a unique accreditation number of M0728 with accordance to ISO15189:2012 Standard indicating a SANAS Accredited Medical Testing Laboratory,” the letter reads in part.
The letter further states that as a SANAS accredited organization, Case Medical Center Laboratory (M0728) is required to adhere to all the conditions of SANAS accreditation as stipulated in the signed Accreditation Agreement, and the various applicable SANAS requirement Documents, which are available on the SANAS website www.sanas.co.za
The health facility which celebrated its 25th anniversary late last year will also anytime soon start to handle cardiovascular issues after the last set of equipment for their Cath Lab arrived in the country at the end of 2020.
A Cardiac Catheterization Lab, is a special unit where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack).
Other CVDs include stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, abnormal heart rhythms, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, thromboembolic disease, and venous thrombosis.
Speaking to this PML Daily last year as the hospital was celebrating 25 years, Dr Sebaale Kato the Chief Executive Officer and Proprietor of Case Hospital said once the Cath Lab is in place, there will be an extra 40 specialised beds in the hospital.
“These will be dealing with heart patients and an ultra-modern Cath lab with relevant facilities to treat top and cardiac conditions. In addition, the hospital in general looks will be stepped up to compete on the international level,” he said.