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. Two 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. The department staff is routinely posted to the Casualty ward for Clinical Forensic work. Casualty handles about 300 medicolegal cases yearly.
The Institution regularly organizes seminars, debates, guest lectures and visits to the crime scenes.
The museum at the Forensic Department houses the following equipment