FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST – The Haemostasis Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was recently acknowledged to have met the international standards when it was awarded the MS ISO 15189 Accreditation Certificate by the Department of Standards Malaysia.
The certificate was presented by the Director of the Department of Standards Malaysia, Shaharul Sadri Alwi to the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah in a ceremony held at the Gallery, this morning.
The accreditation meant that the UMS Haemostatis Laboratory is now able to provide services for women in terms of test sample to the end-user, either from government hospitals or from the patient.
Earlier, in his speech, Datuk Harun said that this achievement marked a significant milestone in the history of UMS, where the lab was the first among 100 laboratoies available at the campus to be accorded with the accreditation certificate.
“This effort was initiated in 2013 and after almost two and a half years, finally the UMS Haemostasis Laboratory is given this accreditation, which is indeed a successful event for FPSK in achieving their aspiration with this ‘Certificate of Accreditation in the field of Medicine Test: Haematoloty”, he said.
He said, this recognition has made UMS as one of the centres for academic excellence in the region.
Also present at the ceremony was FPSK Dean, Professor Dr. Zainal Arifin Mustapha and the Director of the Haemostasis Lab FPSK, Associate Professor Dr. Thiruchelvam Ayadurai. – MA (fl)
Photo: Ernest Berinus