Chairman & Managing Director , Dr Lal Path Labs
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).
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.
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.
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.