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Message from the Dean
I welcome you to Government Medical College, Surat and experience the dedicated, confident, tolerant and energetic spirit of every member of this institution. We strive to improve the lives of the people we serve, through excellence in service, learning, compassion and the healing touch.
I wish you all a strong determination to traverse this uphill path and courage to face the future challenges with dignity and nobility. Please give your commitment and leadership to support this institution in achieving its highest values and standards.


Dr.R.Dixit

TBIR LAB Inaugural

TB IRL – Tuberculosis Intermediate Reference Laboratory, is the referral laboratory for TB diagnosis, located under the department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, in New Civil Hospital Campus, Surat. This TB IRL developed with the help of Government of India, Government of Gujarat, State TB Office-Gandhinagar, New Civil Hospital Surat, and restless efforts of Dr Summaiya Mullan (DCP, MD, PhD, PGDRM) – Professor and Head Microbiology and in-charge of TB IRL Surat.

With the expenditure of Rs. 1.2 Cr this Laboratory having two floors and almost 22 rooms to handle the significant workload by the latest diagnostic methods according to WHO & CDC (International) guidelines. This is the third Laboratory in Gujarat to help in the diagnosis of TB patients. It caters entire populations of South Gujarat and provides absolutely FREE diagnosis of TB to all population which generally cost Rs. 1500-2000 in the private laboratories, with no quality compromise.

The TB IRL Surat was identified as a place for serving to the entire South Gujarat region to diagnose TB and MDR(Multi Drug Resistance) TB cases under the RNTCP PMDT programme. This Laboratory is well equipped to diagnose TB and MDR-TB cases using latest technology like TB-PCR and provide monitoring of treatment by Primary Culture and Drug Susceptibility Testing method with the Gold Standard – Solid Culture (LJ), under the guidance of Dr Summaiya Mullan Professor and Head Microbiology and in-charge of TB IRL Surat. This Laboratory having the modern instruments like TB-PCR Machine, LED-Fluorescent Microscope, Bio Safety Cabinets ClassIIA2 type, Close buckets centrifuges and many more. Recently Central Tb Division taken a call to upgrade this laboratory to the Negative Pressure Laboratory with Bio Safety Level – 3, and will be Provided with Liquid Culture System, this increase the rapidity of the diagnosis.

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Head of The InstituteAdittional DeanAccount officerAdministrative officer
The Dean(Dr. R. Dixit)Dr. S . M . PatelM.M ChaudhariKaushik Naik