By Dr R.Jayasuriya
The ministry of health and the Sri Lanka Collage of Microbiologists has initiated the process to move away from the paper based system and to implement a common Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in all state sector microbiology laboratories.
The Phase 1 of the project is the Development of a laboratory information management system to be deployed at NIHS Kalutara .
The Project is funded by an Iinnovative research grant under the Second Health Sector Development Project (SHSDP).
Following a delay of almost 2 years the project finally got under way by awarding the tender for the development of software to “Science Land Information Technology (Pvt) Ltd “.
The tender for the setting up of a Network and provision of a server at NIHS Kalutara was awarded to “Office Network Pvt Ltd " and the work was fully completed by 30/09/2017
The Software development process was initiated at NIHS Kalutara on the 15th May 2017 . The software is now been deployed and tested at NIHS Kalutara .