Department of Forensic Medicine

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • SOP files
  • Teaching Rosters
  • Labs
  • Syllabus details
  • Competency based under Graduate
  • Department Publications
  • Departmental Activities
  • Events

Introduction

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

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.

Facilities

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.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Vijay Arora

MBBS, MD (Forensic Medicine)

Professor and Head drvjarora@gmail.com 04-Oct-2011
2 Dr. Susheel Sharma

MBBS, MD (Forensic Medicine)

Associate Professor susheelsharma_2007@yahoo.co.in 23-Sep-2011

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr. Saurbh Sharma (GDO) 17-May-2018
2 Dr. Vipul Parmar (GDO) 29-May-2018
3 Dr. Tushar Saini(GDO) 24-May-2019
4 Dr Deepak Kumar 02-Sep-2020

Courses

Labs

# Name Number of labs
1 Forensic Medicine Lab 1

Competency based under graduate curriculum

Forensic Medicine CBUGC

Department Highlights (Past 2 Years)

Awards:

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

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.

Publication List:

Dr. Vijay Arora Criminal poisoning with aluminum Phosphide 2018 Journal of PAFMAT

Dr. Vijay Arora Cerebral lesions- The cause of sudden death 2018 Journal of PAFMAT

Dr. Vijay Arora Accesory lobes of liver – a rare malformation noticed during autopsy 2018 Journal of PAFMAT

Dr. Vijay Arora Referral of dead bodies for autopsy; An avoidable injustice 2018 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 Postmortem artefacts - importance of interpretation 2019 Journal of PAFMAT

Dr. Susheel Sharma Referral of dead bodies for autopsy; An avoidable injustice 2018 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 Postmortem artefacts - importance of interpretation 2019 Journal of PAFMAT

Departmental Activities

Department is involved in teaching, training and medico legal activities.

Doctors of the department have presented medico legal topics in the clinical meetings/CPCs in the months of August and December,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.

Two papers by the faculty and residents have been published in the Journal of PAFMAT in the year 2019.

Events

Training of BAMS students of RGGPG Ayurvedic College, Paprola, District Kangra is proposed to be held in the month of April 2020