The healthcare system of Chennai has undergone widespread changes to serve the various disease model prevalent in the city. Technological advancements have encouraged the emergence of different health care and diagnostic centres across Chennai. They play a functional role in providing adequate information necessary for diagnosing and treating the disease.
Some of the common conditions in the city are dengue, cholera, aids, influenza, chickenpox, hepatitis, leprosy, and diphtheria. COVID-19 has also emerged as a source of primary concern across the healthcare sectors across the city.
The different laboratories and diagnostic centres have heavily invested in their infrastructure to provide accurate results with high efficacy. The private laboratories have introduced several innovative techniques, sensitive instruments, and standard operating procedures for providing adequate results. They act as diagnostic tools that are intended to provide accurate results.
Chennai has also witnessed the development of several government laboratories that conduct a wide array of investigations. They also provide validated diagnostic information at an economical rate suitable for the population. They support and guide the treatment and diagnosis of the prominent disease burden of Chennai. The predominant government laboratories prevalent in the city are the Drugs Testing Laboratory, State Public Health Laboratory, Chemical Testing, and Analytical Laboratory, Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, etc.