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MICROBIOLOGY

Head of the Department: 

Professor Dr. Mitali Chatterjee

Daily Activities: 
  1. Continued Medical Education (CME) on Mycology

Identification of Yeasts , Dermatophytes and Moulds ,Opportunistic Mycosis Antifungal Susceptibility Testing

  1. Continued Medical Education (CME) on Molecular biology of HIV & challenges in vaccine development , HIV Epidemiology & Social issues, NABL Accreditation – the process involved & Quality control issues, Viral load estimation, Early infant diagnosis – tests & challenges, Rapid diagnostic tests & ELISA – sero-detection of HIV, Pre-test and post-test Counseling, charts and process followed during PEP.

State reference laboratory for HIV testing (NABL Accredited laboratory)

Daily Diagnostic activity

List of investigations:
 

Bacteriology

  • Urine C/S

  • Wound Pus C/S

  • Fluid C/S

  • Blood C/S

  • Throat swabs/Sputum C/S

  • Mycobacterium Culture (Biosafety 2 cabinet)

  • Gram stain

  • Z-N Stain

  • Albert’s stain

  • OT Culture

  • Stool C/S

 

Parasitology:

  • Stool RE/ME

 

Mycology:

  • Fungal Culture

  • KOH/ LPCB

  • Nigrosin staining

 

Serology
 

  • Widal

  • Hbsag

  • Anti hcv

  • RPR

  • RA/CRP

  • ASO

  • ANA

  • MPDA

  • Dengue NS1, IgM

  • Chik IgM

  • HIV testing (In ICTC lab, NABL Acrredited)

  • CD4 count

 

State reference laboratory for HIV testing (NABL Accredited laboratory)

  • Nodal centre for IDSP

  • Approved centre for Virology lab by ICMR.

 

Daily Academic Activities

  • Academic Activities – Classes of undergraduate, DMLT, Nursing and postgraduate students.

  • Practical Demonstration classes for DMLT and Under Graduate students.

  • Seminars and Journal Clubs for Post Graduate Students

  • PGTs attend

    • OPDs under General Medicines as helping hands as well as attain Emergencies as per schedules.

    • Central lab duties

  • Demonstrators attend Central Lab Duty.

  • Training for Laboratory Technicians of different ICTC’S and Blood Bank

 

State/National/International level Conferences/ Workshop hosted by the Department: 

Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (West Bengal Chapter), 2013

Publications by Faculties: 

2007

  1. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, M Rathi, S Kumar Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Invasive Aspergillosis of sinus in HIV seropositive patient. Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-114

  2. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S Kumar, M Rathi Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Chronic meningitis produced by pseudohyphal forms of Cryptococcus neoformans in HIV seropositive patient. Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-31

2008

  1. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S Taklikar, M Rathi, S Kumar Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Fatal Rhino-orbito-cerebral infection caused by Saksenaea vasiformis in an immunocompetent individual. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 385-387

  2. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S Kumar Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Neonatal septicemia in a premature infant due to Candida dubliniensis. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-385  

  3. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Prostatic Abscess by Staphylococcus aureus In a Diabetic Patient Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 395-397

  4. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, SD Kulkarni, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. Sporotrichoid pattern of cutaneous Nocardiosis due to Nocardia asteroids. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 432-434

  5. K Wanjari, M Mathur, VP Baradkar, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. Congenital tuberculosis with candidal sepsis in a neonate. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 289-291

  6. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, SD Kulkarni, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. Thoracic empyema due to Candida albicans. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 286-288

  7. VP Baradkar, Meenakshi Mathur, Monalisa Panda, Simit KumarJournal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: Sinoorbital infection by Syncephalastrum racemosum in chronic hepatorenal disease. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

  8. VP Baradkar, S KumarAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology: Meningitis caused by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive patient Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 245-247

  9. VP Baradkar, S Kumar, S Baradkar Bombay Hospital Journal, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in an HIV infected patient. Vol. 50, No. 3, 2008

  10. VP Baradkar*, A De, M Mathur, M Lanjewar, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Mycotic Keratitis from Mumbai. Vol. 50, No. 2, 2008

  11. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, M Rathi, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Eumycetoma of Great Toe Caused by Madurella mycetomatis. Vol. 50, No. 1, 2008

  12. VP Baradkar*, M Mathur**, M Rathi***, S Kumar***Bombay Hospital Journal. Candiduria — Our Experience. Vol. 50, No. 2, 2008

  13. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, M Rathi, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Rhino-orbitocerebral Infection Caused by Aspergillus flavus in a Diabetic Patient. Vol. 50, No. 1, 2008

  14. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, M Rathi, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Meningitis caused by Candida parapsilosis in an HIV infected patient. Vol. 50, No. 1, 2008

  15. VP Baradkar, SD Kulkarni, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Esophageal candidiasis in a HIV infected patient. Vol. 50, No. 4, 2008

  16. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarBombay Hospital Journal. Urinary tract infection due to Trichosporon asahii in a diabetic patient. Vol. 50, No. 4, 2008

  17. SD Kulkarni1, VP Baradkar2, S Kumar2Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. A case report of pulmonary Nocardiosis in an HIV infected patient. Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-95

2009

  1. Vasant Baradkar, Shripad Taklikar, Simit Kumar .Journal of Global Infectious Diseases: Fatal Post Operative Candida glabrata septicemia in a child with Congenital Heart Disease Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

  2. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. CEREBRAL Candida ABSCESS IN AN INFANT. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

  3. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Phaehyphomycosis of subcutaneous tissue caused by Phaeoacremonium parasiticum. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-69

  4. K Wanjari, V Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. A case of tuberculous pericardial effusion. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-77

  5. K Wanjari, VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Tubercular synovitis in an HIV positive patient diagnosed by microscopy. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-75

  6. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Uncommon Presentation of Pulmonary Aspergilloma: A Case Report. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270-272

  7. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S Kumar Indian Journal of Pathology Microbiology RENAL AND PERINEPHRIC ABSCESS DUE TO Staphylococcus aureus. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 440-441

  8. K Wanjari, VP Baradkar, G Nataraj, S Kumar Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology: A rare case of Tubercular Cerebellar abscess. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-365

  9. Vasant Baradkar, M Mathur, A De, S Kumar, M Rathi Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Prevalence & clinical presentation of Cryptococcal meningitis among HIV seropositive patients. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22

  10. A De, A Bindlish, S Kumar, M Mathur Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology Vancomycin resistant enterococci in a tertiary care hospital in: Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 375-376

  11. VP Baradkar, S KumarIndian Journal of Dermatology: CUTANEOUS ZYGOMYCOSIS DUE TO Saksenaea vasiformis in an immunocompetent host. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-384

  12. VP Baradkar, S KumarIndian Journal of Dermatology. Species identification of Candida isolates obtained from oral lesions of HIV infected patients. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 385-386

  13. Vasant Baradkar1, Simit Kumar1, SD Kulkarni2Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology: Penicillium marneffei - The pathogen at our doorstep. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 619-620

  14. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, A Sonavane, S KumarJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences: Candidal Infections Of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-75  

  15. Indian Medical Gazette: Characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Enterococci in different clinical specimens with predisposing/ risk factors of enterococcal infection. | page 215-219

  16. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology Microbiology: Pancreatic Abscess Secondary to Gall Stones Caused By Escherichia Coli- A Case Report. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 573-574

  17. K Wanjari, VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarAnnals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health: A rare case of spinal epidural abscess. Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-67

  18. K Wanjari, VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarAnnals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health. Bacteriology of empyema Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

  19. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, K Wanjari, S Kumar. Candida in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Bombay Hospital Journal Special Issue 2009|  Page 52-53

2010

  1. Alka Sonavane, Vasant Baradkar, Simit Kumar Journal of Global Infectious Diseases: Enterococcal cerebellopontine angle abscess in a 12 year old female: A Case Report Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

  2. A Sonavane, V Baradkar, P Salunkhe, D D'Souza, S Kumar Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Acute Necrotising Pancreatitis with Pancreatic Abscess Due To Prevotella Species in a Diabetic Patient. Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-67

  3. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology.PERFORMANCE OF HICHROME CANDIDA AGAR FOR IDENTIFICATION OF Candida species. Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93-95

  4. Anuradha S De, Simit H Kumar, Sujata M Baveja .Indian Journal of Critical care Medicine: Prevalence of metallo-β-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species in intensive care areas in a tertiary care hospital Year : 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-219

  5. VP Baradkar, S Kumar, M Mathur. Rhino-orbito-cerebral infection due to Rhizopus in a diabetic patient Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Year 2010, Volume 3, Issue 1 [p. 23-25]

  6. VP Baradkar, M Mathur, S KumarIndian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. Invasive fungal sinusitis resulting in orbital apex syndrome in a HIV positive patient Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 185-187

  7. De A, Kumar S, Baveja S The Indian practitioner: comparison of four phenotypic tests for detection of Metallo β lacatmase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species. June 2010: Vol 63 No 6| Page: 369-370

2011

  1. VP Baradkar, S Kumar Indian Journal of Dermatology: Subcutaneous granulomatous infection of right foot of a man caused by Phaeoacremonium infalitipes. Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 244-245

  2. Alka Sonavane, Vasant Baradkar, Parul Salunkhe, Simit Kumar Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome in an adult patient with meningococcal meningitis. Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 326-328

  3. S Kumar, Vasant Baradkar, A De, M Mathur. A study of neonatal sepsis due to Candida species. Bombay Hospital Journal. Vol. 53, No. 1, 2011

  4. Simit Kumar, Maitreyi Bandyopadhyay, Soma Mondal, Nupur Pal. A Rare Case of Nosocomial Urinary Tract Infection due to Trichosporon asahii. J Glob Infect Dis. 2011 Jul-Sep; 3(3): 309–310.

  5. Simit Kumar, Manas Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Kumkum Bhattacharyya, Tapashi Ghosh, Maitreyi Bandyopadhyay, Reena Ray Ghosh. A Rare Case of Pancreatic Abscess due to Candida Tropicalis.J Glob Infect Dis. 2011 Oct-Dec; 3(4): 396–398.

  6. V.P.Bardakar, M. Mathur, S Kumar. Renal abscess due to Escherichia coli in a child Saudi Journal Of Kidney Diseases And Transplantation Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1215-1218

2012

  1. Simit H Kumar, Anuradha S De, Sujata M Baveja, Madhuri A Gore. Prevalence and risk factors of metallo β-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species in burns and surgical wards in a tertiary care hospital. Journal of Laboratory Physicians Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-42

  2. Simit H Kumar, Chandra Shekhar Das, Manas.K Bandyopadhyay, Kumkum Bhattacharya, Maitreyi Bandopadhyaya. A Rare Case of Enterococcus Faecalis Empyema Complicating Hydropneumothorax in a Patient Of Tuberculosis. Bombay Hospital Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2012:

  3. Kumar S, Bandopadhyay M, Bandopadhyay M, Mondal S, Pal N, Banerjee P. A rare case of Candida tropicalis arthritis in a patient of β thalassemia. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:362-4.

  4. Maitreyi Bandyopadhyay1, Simit kumar1, Abhijit Bhakta, Parthajit Banerjee, Sougata GhoshBactibilia due to enterococcus species in a case of peri-ampullary carcinoma Journal of Indian Medical Assoc. Vol 110 No 10, October 2012| Page 743-744.

  5. Simit Kumar, Maitreyi Bandyopadhyay, Kumkum Bhattacharya, Manas Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Parthajit Banerjee, Nupur Pal, Soma Mondal, Tapashi Ghosh. Inducible clindamycin resistance in staphylococcus isolates from a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:468-70.

  6. Simit Kumar, Prabir Mukhopadhyay, Mitali Chatterjee, Manas K Bandyopadhyay, Maitreyi Bandyopadhyay, Tapashi Ghosh, Debopriyo Samaddar. Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Aeromonas caviae. Avicenna J Med 2012;2:94-6.

2013

  1. Kumar S, Bandopadhyay M, Banerjee P, Laskar S. Nasal methicillin-resistant taphylococcus

aureus colonization in HIV-infected patients from eastern India. Saudi J Health Sci 2013;2:14-7.

  1. Kumar S, Bandyopadhyay M, Chatterjee M, Mukhopadhyay P, Pal S, Poddar S, Banerjee P. Red discoloration of urine caused by Serratia rubidae: A rare case. Avicenna J Med 2013;3:20-2.

  2. Kumar S, Bandyopadhyay M, Chatterjee M, Pal S, Ghosh M, Banerjee P. Community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia presenting along with multiple subcutaneous abscesses. Saudi J Health Sci 2013;2:135-7

  3. Kumar S, Bandyopadhyay M, Mondal S, Pal N, Ghosh T, Bandyopadhyay M, Banerjee P. Tigecycline activity against metallo-β-lactamase-producing bacteria. Avicenna J Med 2013;3:92-6

2015

  1. Kumar S, Bandyopadhyay M, Chatterjee M, Banerjee P, Poddar S, Banerjee D. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: Complicating treatment of ESBL UTI. Adv Biomed Res 2015;4:36

Special Achievements by Faculties: 
  1. Dr. Sumon Poddar (PGT) : First Prize in oral presentation in Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist Conference(West Bengal Chapter), 2013

  2. Dr. Debarati Banerjee( PGT): First Prize in poster presentation in Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist Conference(West Bengal Chapter), 2013

  3. Dr. Abhishek Sengupta( PGT): Third Prize in poster presentation in Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist Conference(West Bengal Chapter), 2013

  4. Dr. Abhishek Sengupta( PGT): First Prize in oral presentation in Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist Conference(West Bengal Chapter), 2014

  5. Dr. Abhishek Sengupta( PGT): Presented in Symposium on Viral Exanthematous infections in National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist Conference, 2014




Reports

  • The monthly report submitted to West Bengal Pollution Control Board for the month of June 2017. Click here to view

  • The monthly report submitted to West Bengal Pollution Control Board for the month of May 2017.Click here to view

  •  The monthly report submitted to West Bengal Pollution Control Board for the month of December'16 to March'17. Click here to view

  • The monthly report submitted to West Bengal Pollution Control Board for the month of April 2017. Click here to view

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