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DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT    :    DR. M. K. PANIGRAHI, MD ( FMT)


















Department of Forensic Medicine of Hindu Rao Hospital looks after the Medico-legal work of the Hospital, conduct Post-Mortem examination, imparts Medico-Legal training to the doctors of the Hospital, Post-Graduate DNB students and Interns, and teaching to the MBBS Students and research work along with other activities.


















The Department of Forensic Medicine has three main wings :

A. Post Mortem Section ( Placed on the Ground Floor of PM Block)
B. Clinical Medico-Legal Section.( Placed at Room No. 114 of OPD Block)
C. Teaching to MBBS Students & Research( Placed at 1st& 2nd Floor of PM Block)
















TYPE OF CASES

A. POST MORTEM SECTION :

Post mortem Section is located on the ground floor of the Post mortem Block of the Forensic Medicine Department. This section deals with conducting Post–Mortem examination on Medico-Legal death cases brought to the hospital as brought-dead or dying in wards, emergency wards and casualty. .
















Types of cases brought for Post-Mortem Examination:

Different homicidal, accidental, suicidal and other unnatural death cases are brought to the Dept. For post mortem, the details of such cases are as follows :

1. Poisoning
2. Hanging
3. Accidents
4. Burn
5. Electrocution
6. Natural Disease
7. Pregnancy related
8. Assault
9. Found unconscious

Facilities for preservation of dead bodies :

There are two dead body cold storage rooms for preservation of dead bodies for those who died in the Hospital, both MLC cases & Non-MLC unknown and destitute cases and brought dead MLC cases.

B. CLINICAL MEDICO LEGAL SECTION :

The clinical Medico Legal Section is located at the Room No. 114 of the OPD Block of the Hospital. This wing deals with clinical Medico-Legalcases brought to HinduRao Hospital, referred from Casualty, Wards, or referred from other hospitals, or brought under order of Court or State or other law enforcing agencies for Examination and opinion. Different type of cases that are entertained in this section are e.g. Sexual assault cases, Sodomy cases, Age estimation cases referred by the JJB courts, Age boards constituted by the Administrative authority, Injury cases referred by the casualty , Emergency wards, Wards and other hospitals, opinion regarding the weapon of offence, nature of injuries, age of wounds, Medico legal advice to doctors of Gyn& Obs. Dept.,who deals with the examination of Victims of sexual assault etc.















A. This department has supervised the Medico-Legal work of the Hospital and guided and provided expert opinion in different types of Medico-Legal cases.
B. The Department has provided expert opinions in Clinical Trauma Cases including fire-arm injuries, burns, stab injuries etc.
C. The Department has examined number of cases brought by police with alleged history of Sexual Assault / Sodomy.
D. This Department holds weekly Medical Board meetings constituted under the direction of Honourable Court to determine the age of Juvenile CCL and UTPs in collaboration with Radiology, Medicine, Gynic. and Dental Departments
E. Medico-Legal Expert Opinions have been provided in the cases referred by Court of Law in Clinical Cases
F. Cases of alcohol intoxication were brought to the casualty.

C. ACADEMIC SECTION :

1. Training Activities Medico legal training and guidance is imparted to the DNB Pathology students when they are posted in this department for Autopsy procedures and Histopathology. This Department also imparts training and teaching to the Interns being regularly posted in the Department. Regular training and guidance is provided to the doctors of this hospital who are posted in Casualty every month.

This Department also undertakes periodic scrutiny of final disposal of injury reports by the hospital doctors in order to get the reports prepared in time and delivery of the reports to the police without delay.
















2. Teaching Activities : Department of Forensic Medicine has been upgraded to a teaching Department where teaching of forensic medicine is imparted to the MBBS students.














3. Research Activities : Various research activities are conducted in the department with publication of research papers in different journals. There is a departmental library with latest books and journals for reference by the faculty and as well as bythe students. Audio visual aids e.g. computers, photocopier, printer, scanner etc. are also available in the Department to facilitate the research. There is a research Laboratory, student’s practical lab.to conduct various research work in the Dept. by the Faculty members.

4. Public Relation And Grievance Redressal : Post–Mortem examinations have been conducted as early as possible and the reports are prepared within 48 hours and handed over to the Investigations Officer to avoid any inconvenience to the Law Enforcement Agencies and the Judiciary and the public at large. Assistance is provided to the Investigating Officers which include police officers, SDMs and to the Judiciary as and when required to facilitate the timely dispensation of cases. This Department also undertakes periodic scrutiny of final disposal of injury reports by the hospital doctors in order to get the reports prepared in time and delivery of the reports to the law enforcing agencies without delay.

          POISONING CASES

          HANGING CASES

          STRANGULATION CASES

          ALCHOHOL INTOXICATION CASES

          TRAIN ACCIDENT CASES

          ROAD SIDE ACCIDENT CASES

          DOWRY VICTIMS CASES

          FALL FROM HEIGHT CASES

          SUDDEN NATURAL CASES

          STAB INJURY

          ELECTRICUTION CASES

          CUSTODIAL DEATH

          ALLEGED MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE


NATURE POST MORTEM CASES

          ACCIDENT CASES

          HOMICIDAL CASES

          SUICIDAL CASES

          NATURAL CASES

    NAME OF OFFICER

        DESIGNATION

      PHONE / MOBILE

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    DR. M.K. PANIGRAHI

   HOD FORENSIC MEDICINE.

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