Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine Facilities

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Facilities

Housed in the medical college building of Vydehi Medical Institute all physical requirements consisting of office room, record keeping facility, offices for personnel, library, museum, research laboratory and mortuary are all available. Classrooms and lecture theatres with audiovisual facility are shared.

The department has adequate, modern equipment and teaching/learning aids available for autopsy work, embalming & storage of cadavers, teaching/learning activities as well as for research work.

The Mortuary consists of a 1000 Sq meter area which has:

1.  Automatic exhaust and cold storage facilities
2.  Closed Circuit  TV camera
3.  Three tables with side dissection table each
4.  Automatic cadaver weighing machine
5.  Embalming Machine & Oscillating Saw. The department has all these in addition to all other general equipments for any mortuary work

The Research Laboratory consists of all general instruments for  preservation , processing  of tissues. It also has an Autoclave, hot air oven, water bath, and microscopes.

The Department has a collection of more than 600 plus bones, X ray plates, osteometric boards & other tools for MBBS /PG teaching.

The Forensic  Medicine  Museum  consists of more than 500 photographs , charts , more than  200 wet  specimens  , bones/skeletons ,  clay models  & various toxicology  specimens  as well as firearm specimens . These are all arranged in jars, glass cases & cupboards.  

A special Area is assigned to the Clinical Forensic Medicine Department. Approximately 5 to 6 cases are handled yearly at present. Clinical Forensic medical cases conducted in the year 2016 are 19, in 2017 till date 16. The department staff  is routinely posted to the Casualty ward for Clinical Forensic work.
At casualty Trauma, Sexual assault, age and Poisoning etc. Dealt by the casualty Department during the last one year may be indicated.
RTA, Assault Poisoning Fall, W/P Injury, Burns , Electrocution, Sexual assault, Hanging ,Kidnap, Others Total – 1836
The Institution regularly organizes seminars, debates, guest lectures and visits to the crime scenes.

The museum at the Forensic Department houses the following equipment


1. SPECIMENS
  No.   No.
Infanticide 18 Mummified Foetus 10
Brain 16 Heart 14
Heart with Aorta 04 Lungs 15
Liver 20 Kidney 08
Spleen 05 Uterus 06
Face Part 01 Stomach 04
Sternum 04 Trachea with soot 01
Neck Structures 05 Umbilical cord 01
Degloving Plants 02 Skin with tattoo 03
2. BONES
Non Human – one complete set of Monkey Skeleton
 
Human
Whole Skull 11 Skull Vault 14
Mandible 14 Clavicle 20
Sternum 07 Scapula 16
Humerous 24 Radius 15
Ulna 15 Hip Bone 24
Sacrum 14 Femur 32
Tibia 18 Fibula 16
Patella 13 Vertebra 118

Ribs/ Tarsals / Carpals/ Metacarpal / Metatarsal / Phalenges

300
3. WEAPONS
Rifle 1 Blunt weapons 7
Pellets 8 Cartridges 7
Sharp Cutting light weapons 12 Ligature Material 7
Pistol 2 Sharp cutting heavy weapons 6
4. POISONS
Vegetable poisons 22 Animal 19
Metals 10 Agricultural 04
Alcohols 14 (Snake – 11, Scorpion – 6, Bee – 1, Bat – 1) 19
5. CHARTS/DIAGRAMS
Charts 35 Diagram 10
6. MODELS
Miscellaneous 5    
PHOTOGRAPHS
Autopsy Procedures 27 Infanticide 21
Starvation Deaths 03 Artefacts 07
Identification 99 Asphyxial Deaths 44
Ethics / Negligence 05 Toxicology 106
Road Traffic Injuries 33 Homicidal Injuries 27
Thermal Injuries 38 Mechanical Injuries 108
Drowning 06 PM Changes 75
Weapons 41 Snakes 09
Full case profile mounted on felt boards 21    
X-RAY PLATES
Skull with jaw 31 Shoulder Joint 08
Elbow Joint 22 Wrist 20
Hip Joint 09 Knee 12
Ankle Joint with foot 10 Clavicle 07
Sternum 02 Miscellaneous 23