Dr. Arvind Lal is a practicing pathologist and the CMD, Dr. Lal PathLabs, India’s most respected and state-of-the-art laboratory services provider. He is a graduate and post graduate from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
Under his expert guidance and leadership, the laboratory has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia, having to its credit the highest number of eight accreditations from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India). International recognition was given in the form of accreditation from the College of American Pathology (CAP - USA). His 35 laboratories, 50 Patient Service Centres, 650 collection centers and 1,500 pick – up points from doctors clinics, nursing homes and prestigious hospitals conduct 1,650 tests and panels (the largest test menu offered in India) to more than 9,000 patients per day (the maximum number tested per day in India). Dr. Lal is recognized in India as a person who has introduced a host of new technologies, which include the latest diagnostic tests, instruments and ICT systems. He shall be commissioning the biggest laboratory in Asia in mid 2009, currently under construction at Rohini, Delhi.
His R & D unit is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology. This unit has done India proud by making the latest tests in Molecular Diagnostics like the Real Time PCR for HIV-1 Viral Load Studies and for Tuberculosis, India’s number one infectious disease. The cost of these tests has been reduced by more than half thus making them available for the weaker sections of the society. He has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Delhi Ratan Award for his extraordinary contribution in the field of Laboratory Medicine. He has also been the recipient of the International Business Council Award and the Indira Gandhi Solidarity Award. Under his leadership, in July 2008, his laboratory was bestowed, in the healthcare category, with the prestigious ‘Emerging India Award’ in London. There were more than 3 lakh contestants in the fifteen different categories for this award.
He is also accredited with having the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) in the field of laboratory testing with the Government of Tripura since 2004. His laboratory is the nodal laboratory testing the largest number of government employees from CGHS, ECHS, Ministry of Railways, Delhi Government, and many others. Dr. Lal is also an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Healthcare Committee, and has played a significant role in promoting the Indian healthcare sector abroad. He is also the founder Vice President of ACRO (Association of Clinical Research Organizations) for furthering the cause of Clinical Research in India.
Dr. Lal was appointed as the Honorary Physician to the President of India in 2001. He has also been serving as a pathologist to many present and past Prime Ministers of India.