What’s new in the service
Quality of the service is recognized globally but at the same time, Thyrocare Bangladesh reaches people exactly where they need it. Its volunteers collect samples and deliver reports at home, maintaining standard procedures. “We offer people the service of all the tests they need at a minimal cost. Providing pathology, hormone and blood tests using the most updated technology costs a lot, but quality can never be a compromise”, suggests Dr. Habib S. Chowdhury, the laboratory in charge in Dhaka. Being the only preventive diagnostic center puts Thyrocare Bangladesh in a unique position. It has
CAP-ing, the global recognition
The key source of recognition lies in being accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP is an internationally recognized certification, where the test conducted by a diagnostic center is recognized to be credible enough by any and every doctor in the world. The CAP certification requires a rigorous process where the laboratory has to maintain safety and health standards throughout. The lab’s chief scientific officer Nazmul Huda says, having the right reagents and a workable lab is not enough to attain the accreditation. A lab requires to go through 10 stages in order to be considered eligible, with further tier systemized procedures. Minimum standards, as monitored professionally, makes the certification more synthesized and transparent. Further standardization comes in the form of test samples being sent from Illinois, the USA, to check whether the integrity is still maintained. This helps to keep Thyrocare Bangladesh to be at par with global standards, as well as a minimum requirement that CAP certification needs for providing the desired services.
Thanks to all these and further steps, Thyrocare Bangladesh was awarded the CAP certification in April 2019, the first and only such center in Bangladesh, a revolution in the in vitro diagnostics industry in the country. “Our very recognition set us up to become a recognized institution for testing on a global scale. We follow global standards and work parallel the way every other standardized institute works,” says Dr. Habib Chowdhury. The certification shows the effect a recognition has on an institution, especially to those who are frequent visitors to medical services.
The Bangladesh Venture
Thyrocare originally may have begun in India, but now it is spread across different countries in Asia, providing diagnostic services in a number of countries around the world. An institute that champions quality services for the masses using the most advanced technology of the day, exhibits the dedication and hard work that its founder Dr. Velumani worked for. It maintains this degree of integrity to the finest of details.
When there is a lack of proper accountability to its patients, Thyrocare Bangladesh puts added efforts to ensure that diagnostics is never subpar for those who need it the most. It takes great willpower to break through into an industry that is allegedly and often driven by frequent and inconsequential testing, that international medical institutions do not generally recognize. And that is what makes Thyrocare Bangladesh, similar to its mother brand, Thyrocare Technologies Limited.
Work behind the diagnosis
It presents the highest quality services at a minimal cost. Diagnostic costs are often exorbitant in nature, however, immersing out of a costly industry and
Active Role in Social Awareness
Thyrocare BD has been playing a more proactive role in generating greater awareness across the country to show their presence and to display the hardship and hurdles they have overcome. Post CAP recognition, Thyrocare promptly acted to spread awareness during the dengue epidemic. It has stepped up its reach in terms of deploying multiple agents to ensure that test subjects can have access to this service from any remote location of the country. Regardless of the patient’s socioeconomic background, it ensures access to pathology services that most are deprived of in most cases. It informs the people about the ease at which tests can be conducted and how cost-efficient it can be
From Humble Beginnings
Thyrocare is the brainchild of Dr. Arokiaswamy Velumani, a thyroid specialist who began working in his garage, with the aim to provide better diagnostic service to the poor in India, first. Dr. Velumani wanted to locate where the thyroid gland was located and wanted to provide services to the mass at a low cost. With a vision in mind and will at hear, he started investing his time and energy to make diagnostics accessible for all, resulting in Thyrocare, a specialized diagnostic brand that provides preventive healthcare testing.
Vision and Ambition
The vision and ambition of Thyrocare BD is simple, but it reflects what Dr. Velumani ingrained into those who affiliate to it directly, providing services and results at the most cost-effective rate possible. “We want to provide fifty percent of the world service at fifty percent of the cost”, as Dr. Habib says. The operators and individuals who run the institute in Bangladesh embody the same vision and have further expanded on that. They aim to provide affordable and efficient services to everyone of Bangladesh, and allow them the privilege to use the already completed test to be used anywhere in the world.
Diagnostics and testing are very rigorous, laborious and costly projects, and these always financially strain a lot of patients, to the extent that they are unable to attain future and further tests. Thyrocare BD offers exactly that gateway. “We dream of providing everyone in our country all the medical tests at half the cost,” Mr. Sohail Humayun, Managing Director of Thyrocare Bangladesh Limited, notes, the key figure in smoothly running the organization.