OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT: - The Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology was established in the year 1987, to cater to the medico-legal work of South-West district of Delhi. In those days about 900 post-mortem examinations were conducted annually. Now the number of post-mortem examination conducted annually is approximately 2200.
In the year 2001, the department established its teaching wing in VardhmanMahavir Medical College and now regularly run an undergraduate teaching programme for about 150 medical students.
In the year 2002-2003, the autopsy centre was modernized and facilities like ventilated down shaft autopsy tables, cantilevered body storage system with extra capacity, electric oscillating saw with vacuum dust extractor and autopsy light system were added.
The department of Forensic Medicine is engaged in teaching, research, training, medico-legal post-mortems, Clinical Forensic Medicine Services & court related work. Department is getting referred cases from court.
(As on 5.3.14)