Dr Lal Pathlabs in expansion mode
Plans 50 state-of-the-art patient service centres by mid ‘08
Dr Lal Pathlabs, the largest medical diagnostics company in the country, has drawn up a blue print to set up 50 state-of-the art patient service centres (PSC) across India by mid-2008. Apart from all metros, these PSCs will be located at mini-metros and tier-II cities across India.
The initiative is a part of Dr Lal PathLab’s constant endeavour to provide best possible diagnostic facilities to every Indian. The company plans to have a network of 50 laboratories across the country by March 2009 and expects to more than double the number of collection centres to touch 1,000 over the next five years.
The company recently also set up 15 centres in Delhi / NCR, besides centres in major towns such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Amritsar, Ludhiaha, Chandigarh, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Lucknow. With these centres in place, the pathology major now has 26 such PSCs across India.
“Patient service centre introduces a novel, innovative concept in healthcare while bringing superior diagnostic services across India. Our patients will not only have access to better quality but also have the benefit of better services like online reports,” Said Dr. Arvind Lal, CMD, Dr Lal Pathlabs.
PSCs, unlike traditional collection centres, are company – owned and located at areas close to patients. PSCs, in contrast, are focussed on providing patients with an enhanced experience in terms of services, ambience and report quality. These PSCs located in residential areas, busy markets and shopping malls, operate at timings which are quite convenient for patients and offer credit card payment facilities as well. These centres are fully integrated into the nationwide IT network and equipped for technological superiority and efficient services.
LPL is the highest accredited laboratory in India, its laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).