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All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Symposium on Humanitarian Forensics

Symposium on Humanitarian Forensics

29/08/2018

The role of Forensic Medicine experts is not limited only to complete postmortem examination and routine medicolegal duties. The concept of humanitarian approach such as Dignified Management of Dead, providing comfort to grieved relatives, relevant forensic issues affecting the living etc are very relevant considering socio-cultural realities of the society but are often neglected in the day to day duties of a Forensic expert. Keeping this relevant but neglected aspect in mind, an initial step was envisaged by Dr Sudhir K Gupta, Professor and Head and Dr Uwom Eze, Forensic Coordinator, ICRC.

A Symposium was held on 29/08/2018 to increase awareness, knowledge, sensitization and responsiveness particularly among young Forensic Medicine experts who are the future of this country. This symposium was a joint venture of AIIMS & International Committee of Red Cross (India) with vision and aim to discuss the Humanitarian aspects of Forensic Medicine practice for future guidelines and a roadmap, and also discussing the operational aspects and capacity building, with your active collaboration as a stakeholder.

The event started with registration of delegates. The event was formally inaugurated by Dr Sudhir K Gupta, Professor & Head of the Department. The following speakers addressed the delegates:

  1. Dr Sudhir K Gupta, Prof & Head: “Humanitarian aspects of Forensic Medicine” and he shared his personal experiences of dealing with disaster scenarios while working in AIIMS. He focussed on Disaster Victim Identification and repatriation of the victims with their relatives.
  2. Dr BB Chaudhary, DCP, Home guards: “Police Perspective” towards Humanitarian Forensic Action.
  3. Dr. Mahesh Babu, Gujarat Forensic Science University: “Introduction of International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics”
  4. Dr Uwom Eze, Regional Forensic Co-ordinator, ICRC: “Humanitarian Forensic Practice”.

This was followed by an interactive session with all the participants, where all deliberated and discussed about the Humanitarian aspects of Forensic Medicine practice for future guidelines, operational aspects and capacity building. The vote of thanks was given by Dr Abhishek Yadav (Asst Professor).

The event was co-ordinated by Dr Kulbhushan Prasad (Asst Prof), Dr Abhishek Yadav (Asst Professor), Dr Antara Deb Barma (Senior resident), Dr Swati Tyagi (Senior Resident) along with the support of other resident doctors and staff of the Department. Dr Prashanth Bhagvath coordinated the event from ICRC side. The Workshop was followed by Lunch for all delegates. Altogether, about 90 delegates attended the symposium and participated actively with their inputs.

 

Workshop on Dignified Management of the Dead

Workshop on Dignified Management of the Dead

17/03/2018

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi organized a Workshop in association with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), in Technology Hall, CMET on 17th of March, 2018. The Workshop focused on concept of Dignified Management of Dead, providing comfort to grieved relatives, relevant forensic issues affecting the living etc. The aim of the Workshop was to increase awareness, knowledge, sensitization and responsiveness particularly among Forensic Medicine experts working in Delhi.

The event started with registration of delegates and the welcome address was delivered by Head of the Department, Dr Sudhir K Gupta followed by the National Anthem. In the Inauguration ceremony, the following dignitaries were on the dais and also addressed the delegates:

  1. Dr Sudhir K Gupta, Prof & Head.
  2. Prof Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS.
  3. Mr Jeremy England, Head of ICRC Regional Delegation, South Asia.
  4. Presidential Address was delivered by Chief Guest, (Retd) IAS R K Jain, NDMA.
  5. Dr BB Chaudhary, DCP, Home guards
  6. Prof Adarsh Kumar.

Dr. Uwom O. Eze (Regional Forensic Coordinator, ICRC) discussed about “ICRC Humanitarian Forensic Action”. Dr Bipin B. Chaudhary, DCP, Homeguards, deliberated about “Police Perspective” towards Humanitarian Forensic Action. This was followed by High Tea, after which the Delegates were assembled into different workgroups to deliberate and discuss the Humanitarian aspects of Forensic Medicine practice for future guidelines, operational aspects and capacity building. The following were the Working Groups:

  1. Group 1: Body Recovery procedures from disaster site to Forensic  Human Identification
  2. Group 2: Existing Autopsy and Mortuary practices
  3. Group 3: Policy, Procedures and Practice on Management of the Dead in India
  4. Group 4: Coordination and Communication with other stakeholders
  5. Group 5: High throughput Mortuary Management in Large Scale Disasters

This was followed by 10 min Presentation by each of the Working Groups and Compilation of recommendations by rapporteurs. The Workshop was concluded by Closing Remarks, delivered by Head of the Department, Dr Sudhir K Gupta.  The event was co-ordinated by Dr Adarsh Kumar (Prof), Dr Kulbhushan Prasad (Asst Prof), Dr Abhishek Yadav (Asst Professor), Dr Antara Deb Barma (Senior resident), Dr Arijit Dey (Senior Resident) along with the support of other resident doctors and staff of the Department. Dr Prashanth Bhagvath coordinated the event from ICRC side. The Workshop was followed by Lunch for all delegates. Altogether, about 80 delegates attended the workshop and participated actively with their inputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Lecture in association with Embassy of Hungary.

 

Interactive Lecture in association with Embassy of Hungary.

07/12/2018

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi organized an interactive academic meet jointly in association with Indian Association of Friendships with Foreign Countries (IAFFC) and Embassy of Hungary, New Delhi, in the Board room of the Department on 7th of December, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

The interactive lecture was given by Dr Viktor Soma Poor, Assistant Professor, University of Pecs, Hungary and the topics of lecture were:

  1. Semmelweis: His Life and Legacy.

  2. Diagnosis of Drowning: Hungarian experience.

The session was chaired by the respected Head of the Department, Dr Sudhir K Gupta and Dr Hilda Farkas, Counselor, Science and Technology, Embassy of Hungary. Dr J S Nischal, Secretary, IAFFC was also present. The event was coordinated by Dr Kulbhushan Prasad, Asst Prof and Dr Abhishek Yadav, Asst Professor with Dr Antara Debbarma, Senior resident of the Department.

The event started with the welcome address followed by the National Anthem. The topic was presented by Dr Viktor Soma Poor, Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine ,University of Pecs. The first session was a walk through the life of Ignac Semmelweis, the Hungarian physician whose work resulted in drastically reducing the number of women dying after child birth by mere introduction of handwashing, but was put in a mental asylum where he tragically passed away. Even today his work has not yet received the due acknowledgment by the medical fraternity. He also advised the young budding researchers in the department to “To see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought”. The second session was presented by him regarding the diagnosis of drowning, which included DNA based identification of diatom and algae. Following these two sessions, the faculties and residents came up with their queries regarding the topics discussed and the practical difficulties faced in diagnosing a case of drowning by the doctors of Forensic Medicine in the India. The event ended with the vote of thanks and felicitation of Dr Viktor Soma Poor by Dr Sudhir K Gupta. 

 

DNA Fingerprinting

  

 

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS

 

Guidelines for DNA Test

  

We are providing service for disputed paternity test referred by Police and Court only.

 

Requirements for DNA test

 

  1. Properly filled Performa along with following documents.
  2. Court order / MLC paper.
  3. Identity proof- copy of Aadhar/voter ID/PAN card/ Driving licence.
  4. Two colour passport size photo
    1. Blood sample (5ml) should be collect in K2 EDTA vial.
    2. Application should be duly forwarded by concerned authority [not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)].
    3. Only case(s) of South and South East District Jurisdictions or referred case of high court will be accepted.
    4. DNA profiling Charges are Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees- Ten Thousand) per blood sample. 

 

 

Note: Institute’s (AIIMS, New Delhi) DNA lab is meant primarily for Research and Teaching purpose. It shall only accept limited samples so that it does not affect our teaching and research.

 

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