PHCC celebrates medical laboratories obtaining international accreditation

  • 4 months   ago

Managing Director of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) Dr. Mariam Alabdulmalik confirmed that PHCC’s medical laboratories obtained international accreditation that reflects the expertise and excellence of patient care procedures, which indicate the adoption of the highest standards of quality and safety levels in all laboratories and provides the most accurate results in line with international standards.

The 27 PHCC laboratories obtained the accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after completing the comprehensive inspection programs that were conducted in April as part of the accreditation program.

In a virtual ceremony, the PHCC honoured the directors of health centers, district directors, and all workers in health centers laboratories on the occasion of obtaining accreditation.

Executive Director of the Operations at PHCC Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla confirmed that PHCC’s success in obtaining accreditation is the fruits of the efforts made and the harmony of the distinguished teamwork demonstrated by the employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and their full commitment to best practices.


In her speech during the virtual ceremony, Dr. Al Abdulla added that this would not have been achieved without the hard work and commitment shown by medical laboratories in all centers, pointing out that the accreditation is considered one of the highest quality certificates globally in the field of medical laboratories.

Obtaining accreditation requires passing rigorous tests in applying quality control practices, examining the qualifications of employees and technicians, equipment, facilities, occupational safety programs, record keeping, and the general and comprehensive management process of the laboratory.

By obtaining international accreditation, PHCC laboratories become the largest network of laboratories in the world accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) outside the US and one of the largest groups of primary healthcare laboratories in the public sector accredited. 

Source: QNA