Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

FORENSIC MEDICINE & TOXICOLOGY, The word forensics comes from Latin forensic, meaning “of or before the forum”. In Roman times, the forum was the place both the accused and the accuser met in front of a group of public individuals to defend themselves.

The individual with the best argument would determine the outcome of the case. This origin is the source of the two modern usages of the word forensic –as a form of legal evidence and as a category of public presentation. Forensic medicine was earlier known as medical jurisprudence. In some countries it is still known as legal medicine and in certain cases, state medicine.

Forensic medicine & Toxicology, an important and integral part of medical education, has been a silent spectator to its ups and downs in the recent past. Having had its glory at times, playing pivotal role at places in aiding criminal justice, it has unfortunately failed to sustain the impetus and its importance. The teaching and training of undergraduate medical students also imparts a reasonable grounding of medical ethics, and the law relating to medical men. This section is often neglected in medical curricula in developing countries. Members of this specialty are often called to be part of the ethical committee in their institution, since they are daily imparting to the undergraduates the ethical aspect of practice.

This department is equipped with all necessary items as prescribed in the Homoeopathy Central Council (Minimum Standards Requirement of Homoeopathic College and attached Hospital) Regulations 2013.