Only forensic specialist should be allowed to carry out post-mortem: Bombay HC to state govt

The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to issue a circular to all its hospitals directing them to ensure all the post-mortems are conducted compulsorily in the presence of a forensic expert

Only forensic specialist should be allowed to carry out post-mortem: Bombay HC to state govtThe government will within two weeks issue directions to heads of forensic departments of all hospitals that post-portems will be conducted only by forensic doctors. The order comes in response to a plea by a city-based activist, alleging sweepers and helpers conduct autopsy at government or civic-run hospitals. A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog […]

Mumbai: Sion Hospital to now conduct post-mortems 24×7

Mumbai’s Sion hospital will be the first civic-run hospital in the city to provide a 24-hour post-mortem facility. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had decided to start the 24 hours autopsy facility from Monday, August 13

Mumbai: Sion Hospital to now conduct post-mortems 24×7The 24-hour post-mortem facility will benefit thousands of families who have had to wait for 14-hours post 6:00 pm, until the next day for the post-mortem to be carried out. In the beginning, post-mortem in cases like murder, dowry death, drowning and medical negligence were not performed post 6:00 pm. While speaking to My Medical […]

Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in Maharsahtra

The union health and family welfare ministry has constituted a committee to inspect the condition of post-mortem centres in government hospitals across Maharashtra

Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in MaharsahtraThe nine-member committee has started inspection of all the post-mortem centres in the district and the sub-district hospitals The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High court had given the order to the union government to while hearing a public interest litigation The committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr AK Gadpayle, Additional Health […]

Elphinstone stampede: If required, treatment will be given at private hospitals, says Girish Mahajan

On Friday morning, an unfortunate stampede occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines. Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister said, if required, treatment will also be given at private hospitals. And the government will bear the cost

Elphinstone stampede: If required, treatment will be given at private hospitals, says Girish MahajanThe horrific stampede claimed innocent lives, leaving many injured. “39 patients have suffered minor injuries, due to stampede, they felt suffocated. But they are fine now and will be discharged in a day or two. If required, treatment will also be given at private hospitals. And the government will bear the cost of the treatment,” […]

Meet the lady who deals with death

Dr Vasudha Apte is the pioneer of forensic medicine department at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She has been working in the field of forensic medicine since the last 45 years. In a field dominated by men, she created a lasting legacy. She is the great-granddaughter of Ramabai Ranade and Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade

Meet the lady who deals with deathA post-mortem procedure is said to be the last attempt of a victim, to tell the truth. Every word is important while writing a post-mortem report. A forensic expert has to mean what he/she means as the report stands as a part of evidence in the court of law. In this context, a forensic expert […]

Doctor arrested for alleged negligence in Amravati premature babies death

Dr Bhushan Katta, was in charge of the NICU, where the preemies were admitted at the time of death. During the preliminary inquiry he could not give satisfactory answers on how the 4 infants died on same day. He has been charged for causing death due to negligence

Doctor arrested for alleged negligence in Amravati premature babies deathA resident doctor from Punjabrao Deshmukh medical college Amravati, Doctor Bhushan Katta has been arrested by police in connection with the death of four preemies, who died under mysterious circumstances. The doctor was charged for death due to negligence under Section 304, and subsequently arrested by police on Tuesday morning. In a shocking incident, 4 preemies […]

A simple ankle massage given by mother, leads to death of a 23-year-old Delhi man

The deceased had injured his left ankle while playing badminton on September 15 last year after which a cast was placed to immobilise the leg. The cast was removed a month later, but he had developed a clot, which ultimtely lead to his death due to the massage

A simple ankle massage given by mother, leads to death of a 23-year-old Delhi manIn an unfortunate event, a 23-year-old man, who developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following an ankle injury while playing badminton on September 15 last year, died after his mother massaged his leg to ease the pain. This serves as a cautionary tale the next time you decide to get a massage done to relieve that […]