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Dr. Arvind Lal

Chairman & Managing Director
Dr. Lal PathLabs

(HONY) BRIGADIER DR ARVIND LAL, PADMA SHRI Brig. Arvind Lal is a pioneer in bringing laboratory services in India at par with the Western world. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, having received his graduate and post-graduate medical degrees from the prestigious institute.

In 1977, Brig. Lal took charge of Dr Lal PathLabs, the medical diagnostics laboratory founded in 1949 by his late father. Under his expert guidance and leadership, Dr Lal PathLabs (LPL) has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia having to its credit a record of 28 labs accredited from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) with another 4 labs in the pipeline. He brought International recognition to the Indian Healthcare Industry in the form of accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP - USA). Currently they operate over 172 labs, including Asia's biggest lab at Rohini, New Delhi with 1,600 collection centres and pick-up samples from another 7,000 medical establishments all over India. The lab tests over 50,000 patients every day; in 2015 they tested over 12 million patients.
Dr. Lal has revolutionized laboratory medicine by introducing the maximum number of new tests, instruments and ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) systems in India. His R & D unit has done India proud by developing the latest tests in Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, Genetics and many more. The aim of the R&D division is to provide highly specialized tests at low cost to the weaker sections of the society. Dr. Lal is a member of many expert and advisory bodies constituted by the central and the state governments. He is accredited to having the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) in the field of laboratory testing with the Govt. of Tripura since 2004 and later with Govt. of Gujarat for testing over 30,000 new born babies in 2011- 2012.

He is currently the Senior Vice President of NATHEALTH, Healthcare Federation of India. He is also the Chief of the Academic Council of IIHMR (International Institute of Health Management Research), New Delhi. Dr. Lal is also an active member of National Healthcare Committees of CII, FICCI & ASSOCCHAM and has played a significant role in promoting the Indian Healthcare sector abroad. He is also leading the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) Curriculum Development Committee for Paramedical Training in the field of Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Lal was appointed as the Honorary Physician to the President of India in 2001. He has also been serving as a pathologist to almost all the past and present Presidents' and Prime Ministers of India. His laboratory is the nodal laboratory testing the largest number of government employees in India from CGHS, ECHS, Ministry of Railways, Delhi Government and many others. He has been invited as the Keynote Speaker at IIM- Ahmedabad and also by the Harvard Business School, USA.

Conferred with the Padma Shri, Brig. Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted an honorary Brigadier's rank in Armed Forces Medical Services. He is also the recipient of many other awards from various national and international organizations.

Dr. Lal has been conferred with the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by All India Management Association (AIMA) in 2016.