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Overview of Department:

The Department of Microbiology undertakes the teaching of post graduates and undergraduate medical students in order to provide knowledge and skills in infectious diseases and immunology that are essential for the practice of medicine. The department is well equipped with different sections including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Serology and Virology labs. The infrastructure, Staff pattern, the different medical courses and diagnostic laboratories are established and run strictly as per the MCI regulations and Dr.KNRUHS stipulations. Museum with more than 100 exhibits, library with 100 books, computers, LCD Projectors, Binocular Microscopes etc are useful for UG/PG students and faculty. Appropriate biosafety precautions are maintained in each working area for the laboratory staff. The department also contributes to public-private partnership in association with RNTCP where the diagnosis of tuberculosis and HIV are done free of cost. It also contributes to the infection control activities in the Hospital. It has a well-equipped research lab where PhD activities will be initiated.

Sl NoNameDesignation
1Dr. B. Anuradha Professor & HOD
2Dr. C. Sreelatha Professor
3Dr. Bhuvanagiri Nageshwar Rao  Professor
4Dr. S.Vijay Durga Associate Professor
5Dr. Dhanasree P Inamdar Associate Professor 
6Dr. Deshpande Preeti Uday Assistant Professor 
7Dr. B.Chaitanya  Tutor 
8Dr. Kanagiri Tejasvi  Tutor 

Courses offered

  • Undergraduate     : MBBS                                                                                                
  • Postgraduate        : M.D. (Microbiology)                                                                                    
  • Ph.D Programme : There are two faculty members recognized as guides by Dr.NTRUHS

Clinical Microbiology:

  • Laboratory investigations for the diagnosis of diseases catering to the needs of patients attending M.G.H 
  • Laboratory investigations done – HIV, Hepatitis, Dengue fever, Malaria, Typhoid fever, Cholera, Diphtheria, Urinary Tract Infections, Meningitis, Pyogenic infections, Tuberculosis etc.

In addition the dept. participates in 

  • Infection control programme, 
  • identification and reporting of unconventional Microbial Agents 
  • Monitoring infections: Bacterial isolates and their Antibiotic sensitivity patterns are regularly monitored. Urinary tract infections, chronic non – healing ulcers, blood cultures from fever cases, lower respiratory tract infections are some of the clinical conditions which were studied. Strains of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (causing Hospital Acquired infections) were identified. Stenotrophomonas, Acenetobacter isolates from lower respiratory tract infections were found to be resistant to many antibiotics. 
  • Monitoring disinfection of operation theatres 
  • Hospital waste disposal.

Research Publications: 

  1. Nageshwar Rao B et al., “Comparative Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Calcium Hydroxide and Chlorhexidine Gutta Percha Points against E.faecalis and S.mutans – An In Vitro Study. Published by Annals of Clinical and laboratory Research ISSN 2386 -5180 Jan’ 2019. 
  2. Dhanashree P Inamdar,*, Sujata Baveja , “A prospective study on Role of semiquantitative roll over technique and flush technique in diagnosing central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and central line related local infections (CRLI) in MICU patients “India IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases, January-March, 2019;5(1):47-51. 
  3. C.L. Vasudha1, B. Anuradha and Meer Muzaffar Ali Faizan. “A Study on Prevalence and Clinico-Mycological Profile of Superficial Fungal Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital” International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 01 (2019). 
  4. Vasudha C.L, B. Anuradha, B. Nithya Krishna, “ A study on mycological profile of corneal ulcers in a tertiary care hospital”, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India. Indian Journal of Microbiology Research, January-March, 2019;6(1):1-5 1.