The diagnostic centre of icddr,b at Mohakhali will never shut its doors again. Starting from Monday, it will stay open for 24 hours a day, a press release published by icddr,b states.
“This will inevitably distribute the patient volume throughout the day, effectively reducing the waiting time for them,” the press release added further.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Niyaz Ahmed, Senior Director in Laboratory Sciences and Services Division at icddr,b said, “While this extension of operation will cost us additional resources, we would like to make our services more accessible to all walks of life.”
Established in 1960, icddr,b is an international public health research institute based in Bangladesh. Its laboratories are the only labs in Bangladesh accredited under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 (quality and competence) and ISO 15190 (safety).