Mangaluru, April 1, 2018: The Biodosimetry Lab set up at KSHEMA under the aegis of Nitte Deemed University was inaugurated on March 31, Saturday by Dr Ajay Kumar Singh, Director of Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Applied Sciences (INMAS), New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said India presently has three recognised Biodosimetry labs and that Nitte lab could also get the status of a recognised lab provided it registers highly qualitative achievements.
This lab set up with the co-operation of INMAS is a radiation diagnostic lab for radiation over exposure among medical professionals and participates in building national and international capacity of Biodosimetry service for handling medical radiation energy. This diagnostic information will also help in prediction of short term and long term health consequences of radiation exposure.
Dr Shantharam Shetty, Pro-Chancellor of Nitte University, Dr Satish Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Dr Madhubala, ISRB Chairman, Dr N K Chowdhury, Chief of Radiation Department, Dr A M Mirajkar, Vice Dean of KSHEMA Academic Department, Dr PS Prakash, KSHEMA Dean and others were present.