Print Edition - 2016-05-08 | News
Govt urged to use forensic experts from pvt med colleges
At present only govt hospitals and a few non-govt hospitals are allowed to perform autopsy, and as a result many rural districts face problems of post-mortem
May 8, 2016-Doctors have demanded that private medical colleges be allowed to perform autopsy, claiming that they have human resources and required skills to conduct the procedure.
At present only government hospitals and a few non-government hospitals are allowed to perform autopsy. Many rural districts face problems of post-mortem in the absence of government doctors in district hospitals and a majority of the post-mortem is conducted by MBBS graduates.
“The state is not sensitive to our profession despite being such an important part of justice delivery system,” said Dr Wasti, adding that utilising forensic experts of private medical colleges will reduce burden on government hospitals. Doctors speaking at the AGM, however, hold a view that forensic remains a less attractive branch of medicine. Apart from the IoM and the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, they pointed out, other seats including three MD for forensic medicine in the Kathmandu University, did not get applications. Even the IoM had only one student enrolled last year in master’s programme run by its Forensic Department.
Published: 08-05-2016 08:11