Department of Forensic Medicine
- Introduction of Department
- Facilities of Department
- Faculty Members
- Faculty Residents
- SOP files
- Teaching Rosters
- Syllabus details
- Competency based under Graduate
- Department Publications
- Departmental Activities
The Department of Forensic Medicine is situated on the ground floor of Dr. B.C. Roy Para clinical block. The department is well equipped from teaching as well as medico legal point of view. The department has its own museum, library, laboratory, room for examination of skeletal remains and rooms for faculty, residents. There are about 50 mounted specimens, 100 weapons, 200 Toxicology specimens, wax models, laminated charts and bones arranged on racks in the museum. The main attraction of this department is its mortuary situated in a separate autopsy complex with ultra modern autopsy tables, equipments and mortuary chambers for preserving dead bodies. The mortuary has sitting capacity for about 200 students.
Vision, Mission and Core values
- To provide best medico legal services to the investigating agencies, judiciary and the people of Himachal Pradesh.
- To overcome the shortage of Forensic Medicine experts in the state ; Post Graduation i.e. MD (Forensic Medicine) has already been started in the department so that every district head quarter should have at least one Forensic Medicine expert to supervise the medico legal work.
- To further strengthen and provide round the clock mortuary services after obtaining necessary permissions.
- To establish a separate Clinical Forensic Medicine unit, Histopathology Laboratory, Anthropometry Lab, Toxicology Lab and facility of Radiology / X-ray so that all the medico legal services may be provided under one roof.
- To fully computerize (to make online) the medico legal post mortem reports.
- To prepare a State medico legal manual with the guide lines to deal with Medico Legal Issues in a uniform manner throughout the state.
- To start training programmes in Medico Legal work for Medical officers posted in peripheral Hospitals.
- To start training programmes/workshop for police persons / investigating officers of police regarding medico legal aspects of investigation.
Department has all the facilities for teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the subject of Forensic Medicine like museum, library, laboratory, room for examination of skeletal remains etc. There are about 50 mounted specimens, 100 weapons, 200 Toxicology specimens, wax models, laminated charts and bones arranged on racks in the museum.
The facility of preserving six dead bodies in the mortuary chambers/cooling chambers is available.
Forensic Medicine faculty and the residents are involved in all types of medico legal work. Department is involved in doing medico legal autopsies in cases of hospital deaths in DRPGMC Tanda , cases falling under the police jurisdiction of Police Station Nagrota Bagwan and the cases referred for autopsy from other hospitals in Kangra and adjoining districts.
|#||Photo||Name||Qualifications||Designations||Email ID||Date of Joining||Awards|
|1||Dr. Vijay Arora||
MBBS, MD (Forensic Medicine)
|Professor and Headfirstname.lastname@example.org||04-Oct-2011|
|2||Dr. Susheel Sharma||
MBBS, MD (Forensic Medicine)
|#||Name||Date of Joining|
|1||Dr. Ashirwad Assudaney (GDO)||03-June-2022|
|2||Dr. Aman Chauhan (GDO)||30-Nov-2022|
|3||Dr. Amit Banyal (GDO)||14-12-2022|
|4||Dr. Siddhart Kalia||16-10-2023|
|5||Dr. Arjun Kumar Saini||04-11-2023|
|#||Name||Number of labs|
|1||Forensic Medicine Lab||1|
Competency based under graduate curriculum
Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)
e poster presented by Dr. Tushar Saini , 2nd year PG resident and co authored by Dr. Vijay Arora ,Professor and Head of this department on the topic “2,4–D Ethyl ester poisoning –A rarely documented compound in Clinical and Forensic Practice” has been ranked 1st by the judges in the 42nd Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine organised by SCB Medical College ,Cuttack in virtual mode on 22nd to 24th of January ,2021.
e poster presented by Dr. Saurbh Sharma ,3 rd yer PG resident of this department on the topic “A rare case of neonatal death due to Aluminium Phosphide poisoning” has been ranked 3 rd by the judges in the 18 th annual conference of PAFMAT organised by Govt. Medical College ,Amritsar in virtual mode on 10/10/2020
Sharma S,Arora V,Saini T,Parmar V,Sharma S,Kumar D ; A ten year retrospective study of poisoning deaths in a tertiary care hospital situated in rural area of Himachal Pradesh .Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine,2023 ,45(1):14-16
Arora V, Gupta V; Cerebral lesions- The cause of sudden death; Journal of PAFMAT2017;17(2)94-95
Arora V, Gupta V; Criminal poisoning with Aluminium phosphide . Journal of PAFMAT2017;17(2)96-97
Arora V Gautam A; Accesory lobes of liver – a rare malformation noticed during autopsy ;Journal of PAFMAT2018;18(1) 69-70
Sharma S ,Arora V,Parmar V,Sharma S,Sharma M; Referral of dead bodies for autopsy; An avoidable injustice ;Journal of PAFMAT2018;18(2)67-69
Sharma S,Arora V,Parmar V ,Sharma S,Sharma M; A study of deaths due to burns injuries brought for medico-legal autopsies; Journal of PAFMAT2019;19(1) 129-132
Arora V ,Sharma S; Postmortem artefacts - importance of interpretation ; Journal of PAFMAT2018;19 (2) 173-174
Saini T, Arora V, Sharma S,, Parmar V,SharmaS,Kumar D,Sharma H;Profile of Medicolegal autopsies oat Dr.R.P. Govt. Medical College,Tanda Dist. Kangra ,HP;Journal of PAFMAT 2020;20(1) 95-98
Saini T, Arora V, Sharma S,Kumar D, Parmar V, Sharma S ; A study on copycat suicides and Werther effect: Myth or Reality. Int J Eth Trauma Victimology.2021;7(1):11-13.
Arora V,Sharma S,Saini T,Kumar D; Effect of first sixty eight days of lockdown due to COVID-19 on autopsy cases in a tertiary care teaching hospital situated in a rural area of Himachal Pradesh.JIndian academy of Forensic Medicine .2021 ;43 (4): 363-65
Goel R,Kumar D,Arora V ; Forens(om) ic medicine:omics in Forensic Medicine ,Int J of Research in Medical sciences.2022;10 (2) :557-564
Parmar V,Sharma Saurbh ,Arora V ; Review of deaths due to Lignocaine Hydrochloride Toxicity. Int J Eth Trauma Victimology.2022;8(1):40-42.
Dr. Susheel Sharma Postmortem artefacts - importance of interpretation 2019 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Susheel Sharma A study of deaths due to burns injuries brought for medico-legal autopsies 2019 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Susheel Sharma Referral of dead bodies for autopsy; An avoidable injustice 2018 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora Postmortem artefacts - importance of interpretation 2019 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora A study of deaths due to burns injuries brought for medico-legal autopsies 2019 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora Referral of dead bodies for autopsy; An avoidable injustice 2018 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora Accesory lobes of liver – a rare malformation noticed during autopsy 2018 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora Cerebral lesions- The cause of sudden death 2018 Journal of PAFMAT
Dr. Vijay Arora Criminal poisoning with aluminum Phosphide 2018 Journal of PAFMAT
Duty/Teaching Roster For Department of Forensic Medicine
Two papers by the faculty and residents have been published in the Journal of PAFMAT in the year 2019.
Doctors from the department have presented two papers in the Annual Conference of PAFMAT held at GMCH, Chandigarh in the months of November, 2019.
Doctors of the department have presented medico legal topics in the clinical meetings/CPCs in the months of August and December,2019.
Department is involved in teaching, training and medico legal activities.
Training of BAMS students of RGGPG Ayurvedic College, Paprola, District Kangra is proposed to be held in the month of April 2020