Introduction: The department of Biochemistry at A.I.I.M.S., Rishikesh is associated with academic activities, teaching, training of MBBS ,B.Sc Nursing, MD and Ph D students, diagnostic services for patient care and research by faculty and students. Facilities and Services:

a) Student Educational activities: The Biochemistry department is striving hard to provide highest standards of medical education and research activities to healthcare leaders of tomorrow. Interactive lectures, Tutorials and Seminars are being conducted as per teaching schedule to promote their inquisitiveness. The students have shown a great interest in seminars and have proved their mettle. The examinations get conducted well within the specified time frame. Till date five to six students in each batch gave exceptional good results with distinction marks in Biochemistry. The overall performance of the department is recorded in the feedback form by students with their ideas regarding the study pattern to be discussed and incorporated later in the coming batch curriculum.

b) O P D Diagnostic Services: The department of Biochemistry has functional Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory which is providing the diagnostic amenities for patients, since the inception of OPD services. Department is equipped with Fully Automated Analyzers for Clinical Chemistry investigations and Chemiluminescence Immuno Assay for Hormones, Vitamins and Drug Analysis. Specialized investigations like CK-MB, CPK- NAC, Lipase, hs CRP, LDH, Vitamin B12, Thyroid profile, extended Diabetes profile, Hormonal profile for fertility makers, Tumor markers, Bone markers, Cardiac markers and Anemia markers are routinely carried with quality reporting system.

Instruments Installed :
  • Fully Automated Chemistry Analyzers
  • Chemiluminescence Immuno Assay
  • Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Blood Gas Analyzer
  • ELISA Readers
  • Multimode Reader
  • UV Spctrophotometer
  • DNA Electrophoresis units
  • Real Time PCR
  • Gel Doc
  • Flow Cytometer
  • HPLC
  • Western Blot Technique
  • Thermocycler
  • Biosafety Cabinets
Diagnostic Profiles and Biomarkers:
  • Organ Function Tests
  • Thyroid Profile
  • Diabetes Extended Profile
  • Hormonal profile
  • Fertility makers
  • Tumor markers
  • Bone markers
  • Cardiac markers
  • Anemia markers

c) I P D Diagnostic Services: The department of Biochemistry has been providing diagnostic amenities since the inception IPD services. The diagnostic facilities are extended to round the clock.

d) Quality Control: To attain quality service of reported laboratory investigations, we have enrolled in External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS), run by the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Christian Medical College, Vellore. In addition to routine chemistry analytes tested using an EQAS scheme, the quality control is extended with HbA1c, Reproductive and Thyroid hormone profile. The results for all EQAS enrolled biochemical investigations reported monthly are certified within the reference levels.

e) Departmental Research Projects: The Biochemistry faculty members are working on 17 Ongoing Research projects as Principal investigators or Co-investigators in collaboration with other departments. The retrospective analysis of biochemical investigation data, looking at prevalent diseases and its biochemical implications in OPD/IPD patients treated in AIIMS, Rishikesh is being carried out. Many new areas of research beneficial to the public and pertinent to the geographical locale of AIIMS, Rishikesh are in pipe line, enhancing our contribution to the society. Students are encouraged to have research exposure in STS projects. Every year students are participating and completing the STS based.

Future Plan: To Install high end laboratory instruments and upgrade functional diagnostic and Research facilities to out reach the society of Uttarakhand with :
  • Genomic and Proteomics Laboratory
  • Stem cell Culture Laboratory
  • Inborn Errors Laboratory
  • Environmental Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Immunochemistry Laboratory
  • Neurobiochemistry Laboratory
The department will establish a collaborative research environment with other world class National and International Medical and Research institutes. Our motto is to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for uplifting the standards of patient care in Uttarakhand and adjoining states. Contact Us: Dr. Anissa Atif Mirza, Additional Professor & Head Email-  bchem@aiimsrishikesh.edu.in