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Healthcare-associated infection control aims to protect patients and health care workers from infections in a Hospital. For successful control, it is important not to transmit  pathogens and resistant bacteria as well as not to create  new resistant bacteria. The Microbiology department in our Hospital is led by Dr. Bhavan T Jishnu  MBBS , MD ( Microbiology ), Lab in charge Mr. Ram Mohan and well trained technicians and staff working regularly . Our laboratory is subjected to quality checks quarterly.

We provide services such as :


  • Staining Methods :- Grams stain
  • Special stain          :-  India ink , Alberts stain
  • Ziehl Neelson ( AFB ) Stain
  • Hanging drop  for Vibrio cholera
  • Aerobic culture and sensitivity ( Manual )
  • Automated aerobic culture and sensitivity by Bact/ALERT ( Blood and sterile body fluids )
  • Automated Culture by VITEK 2 System for Microbial  identification and Antibiotic susceptibility testing
  • Anaerobic culture ( Manual )


  • KOH examination
  • Fungal culture ( Manual )


  •  Wet mount for parasite , Stool Culture


  • For Dengue , HIV ,HbsAg , HCV , Brucella , Widal , Weil-felix test Water Analysis

News & Events

  • The first 1.5 Tesla 16 Channel Silent MRI and 128 Slice CT in Palakkad district started functioning in Valluvanad Hospital.

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery launched under the guidance of Dr Shyam S Bhatt.

  • The Departments of Cardiology,Nephrology and Oncology have been empaneled under the Medical Reimbursement Scheme for Government Employees.

  • E P study facility launched. The First hospital in Malabar with this facility.

  • A full -fledged Dialysis Unit With Fresenius 4008 S Dialysis machines has been launched .

  • Emergence into a renowned centre for safe and painless deliveries.