HITES’ Centre for Testing & Calibration Ventures into Industrial Platform
Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre for Testing and Calibration (CTC), a division of HLL Infra Tech Services (HITES) Ltd., has ventured into industrial segments catering to premium institutions under State and Central Governments after being certified by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
HITES is a fully-owned subsidiary of the mini-ratna PSU HLL Lifecare Ltd. specialising in infrastructure development, procurement of medical equipment and devices, and facility management in healthcare sector.
HITES CTC which started with calibration of medical equipment is now expanding to industrial services with larger and more complex machines. The Centre received NABL accreditation and AERB authorisation last year, thereby becoming the only facility in the government sector to be accredited by both the agencies.
The NABL certification recognises the high standards set by the CTC in test equipment, technical qualification of manpower, environmental condition, methodology of testing, documentation process and onsite calibration facilities.
The CTC has been offering testing and calibration services to medical institutions across India, these include blood banks and public and private hospitals. It has the expertise to calibrate all medical test equipment and has engineers and medical physicists with expertise in electronics, instrumentation and biomedical field.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board authorisation is essential to conduct Quality Assurance Test for Radiological equipment such as X-Ray machine and CT machine - a vital requirement for ensuring that operators and patients have safe and controlled exposure to X-ray radiation. CTC also has a unique facility in the country to test the quality of medical diagnostic ultrasound.
“Calibration is currently a neglected area in medical field, but the reliability of medical equipment is essential for accurate diagnosis by doctors, patient safety and quality of healthcare,” said R P Khandelwal, Chairman and Managing Director, HLL Lifecare Ltd.
S N Sathu, Chief Executive Officer, HITES said the CTC’s goal is to ensure quality and safety of medical equipment in healthcare institutions across India.